Recently I was thinking about the dysfunctional relationships some of my acquaintances have and how whenever we get into discussions about relationships, they are the most vocal, angry, and bitter.

What I’ve noticed with these people is that they’ve rarely seen GOOD relationships in action, so they feel like the three people who’ve broken their heart are truly indicative of all men or women at large. While the sheer numbers could not possibly bear this out (there ARE nearly 7 billion people in the world), they will argue up and down that all men/women are ______.

Whenever I hear people going off on such diatribes, I often wonder if they have any relationship role models. You know, people they actually know who are in loving, healthy relationships.

If not, they most certainly need more people (peace to Hov).

Sometimes it’s hard to visualize that something exists if we never see examples of it in our own lives.

So Clutchettes and Gents…do you have relationship role models? Is there a happy couple you look to for advice/inspiration? 

Let’s talk about it! 

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  • wasn’t there JUST an article about will and jada thats about NOT putting celebrity couples on a pedestal? lol

  • Penny

    Wow. Honestly, I cannot think of any relationship role models that I have ever had in real life. My parents divorced, my husband’s parents divorced. My grandparents stayed married, but their relationships were not my ideal. I know this is going to seem sad, but I based my ideal relationship on what would have been a better solution to all of the negative relationships around me. And I threw in a little bit of Cliff and Clair, Ossie and Ruby and what my husband told me about his grandparents. LOL. I knew I wanted to marry someone who was smart, responsible, honest, thoughtful, faithful (to me) and generous. As long as those things were there, I could deal with reasonable flaws.

  • I had two… both of whom are best friends of mine. One couple is now divorced, so the pressure is on my other couple, lol….

    Funny part is, my last relationship provided the “relationship role model” status to a few others I know… note I said “last…”

    Unfortunately I put stock in nothing anymore….

    Depressing… I know.