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Breakup Tip #29

If being single wasn’t hard enough during the holidays how about having to go to a wedding?

You recently got out of a relationship and the very next day you receive a wedding invitation from your old college roommate, talk about bad timing. I have been there, having to face a wedding when all you want to do is curl into a ball and watch the world pass you by.

Unfortunately, life goes on even if we are broken-hearted, which means people will continue to get married and rub it in your face. Yes, you will see the ring on Facebook, the engagement pictures and then endure the ceremony itself but don’t let this get you down.

So many women (myself included) think that getting married will be the answer to their prayers, as if “putting a ring on it” (thanks Beyoncé!) will make life easier somehow. Well, unfortunately the problems don’t end once you walk down the aisle; ask any of your married friends.

Look, going to weddings and engagement parties during one of the loneliest times of the year won’t be easy, in fact it may even suck but this is just a short period in your life. Oh and guess what, no matter how many adorable pictures these newlyweds post, I guarantee not everything is exactly what it seems. Just because someone’s life looks picture perfect doesn’t always mean it is.  As my mother always told me, the grass is always greener on the other side.

Give this single thing a chance, enjoy it and when it’s time you can post your own annoyingly adorable pictures.

Merry Christmas!

Love,

Miss Behaving xox

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New Blog Post from Miss Independent

It’s Friday afternoon (or evening depending on where you stand) and the world has spent a day watching, discussing, re-watching and pretending to care (or not care) about the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.  (Does anyone else think it’s weird that you never hear a royal’s last name?  Furthermore, why is Catherine abbreviated “Kate” not “Cate”? Never mind.)

But about now, as the hype is dying down, I’d be willing to bet that there are a fair few of you secretly dying inside as your plan to become a legitimate princess has now been dashed to the wind.  While #RoyalWedding is trending today, I’m fairly certain that #PrinceHarry will be the trend of tomorrow.  As one of the last few available monarchs is taken off the shelf, the rules of supply and demand will kick in… I can see it now.

I wonder just how many of you lovely ladies have Googled “single royals” today.  I can just hear the inner dialogue now…

“Harry will do, Harry will do nicely.  He will never be king but who wants that pressure anyways?  Really, Harry and I… it would be the best of both worlds.  An over the top, televised royal wedding… I wonder if they’d let him marry an American?  Ooooh!  It would be like a joining of the nations!!!”

STOP. IT. NOW.

I’m sure there are many more ladies, while not particularly affected by the royalty part, are sick to death of yet another romantic to-do rubbed in their face.

GET. OVER. IT.

While you’re trying to shake yourself back to sense, let’s add a few more things to STOP doing:

-Stop hating on Kate Princess Catherine.  Jealousy is just ugly.

-Stop searching for your Prince Charming in the headlines.  There are living, breathing wonderful people around you in your day to day life.  Who really wants to deal with paparazzi anyways?

-Stop the inner narration of your own televised wedding.  “She’s stepping out of the car now… the crowd goes wild….”

I’m sure there is more… maybe you can add your own suggestions to the comment section readers.

As someone once told me, “We are all in a waiting line for the things we desire.  Instead of jealousy towards the people at the front of the line, be relieved and thankful that you are one step closer.”  So, for those of you having a pity party over another fairytale wedding, buck up.  You are one wedding closer to your own (you can even wear a tiara).

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Toss Those Magazines!

It’s a commonly known fact that most men have a selection of hidden “reading” material tucked away, usually strategically stashed under their beds.  Now, these can range from the naughtiest of sorts to the tame, but still concerning, original-in-the-plastic copies of Archie but the principal is all the same.  Juvenile.

Now ladies, it’s time to own up to your own hidden reading materials.  You know you have them, we all do.  The dreaded bridal magazines.  You probably bought your first one when you were barely pubescent.  We craft unrealistic expectations about Prince Charmings, cathedral-length $50k gowns and even fill out the convenient wedding registry pull-out sections that promise all the household trimmings for a perfect life.  We circle the rings we like and use fake wedding dates to fill out the brochure and catalog request forms for invitations and favors et al.

Stop yourself.

Go to your secret hidey-hole, pull out the hopefully not too large collection… it’s time for a bonfire.  I’ll settle for tossing them in the recycling bin.  Whatever it is, do it now.  Let them go.

Now, I’m not saying that you’ll never get married just like I’m not saying that a man will never get a glimpse of honest-to-goodness ta-tas.   What I AM saying is that your “till death do we part” relationship will come along at its own pace.  Let the ring he puts on your finger be a surprise.  I’ll promise you now that the dress you could just die for now will be ridiculous to you when you actually step into a bridal store.  They will still be printing bridal mags then, I assure you.  Wait until you are actually a bride-to-be.  Purchasing that bridal magazine will be so much sweeter if we don’t torture ourselves in the meantime.

Yours truly,

Miss Independent (guest blogger)

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