Friday, 6 January 2012
IRISH INDEPENDENT Katy Perry, Russell Brand, Sinead O'Connor
I want to let you know that Deirdre Reynolds, Features Writer and Broadcaster, wrote a great feature about the book in the Irish Independent yesterday. You can read it at this link: http://bit.ly/z6zEgQ
Basically it was around the relatively quick filing for divorce of Katy Perry and Russell Brand as well as the separation and then reconciliation between Sinead O'Connor and Barry Herridge.
It discusses how celebrity culture can make leaving easier because it's more common and therefore less frowned upon. Which implies that those of us who are not in this environment and remain in unsatisfying, demoralising and damaging relationships may be doing so because we think we have to live our lives for everyone else - we do't want to upset our parents, uproot our children or hurt our partner who are not living in a celebrity culture - ad so we feel trapped and blame these people for it.
Whereas, of course, we are choosing to put these people's needs and values before our own and could therefore equally choose to be more selfish.
So we are in fact free to do what ever we like with our lives, it's our choice and therefore we have to recognise that we can't blame anyone else for our situation.
We alone are responsible for our predicament in life....