A recent announcement of the surprising breakup of Country music’s most famous couple shocked and saddened many of their fans.
One admirer tweeted — Now that Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are getting divorced I can say with 100% confidence that love does not exist —
Another tweeter grieved — I’m mourning over the divorce, I’m crying and eating a gallon of ice cream until I wake up from this nightmare —
Shelton, one of the coaches on NBC’s singing competition The Voice and superstar singer, Lambert, had been married for four years.
While some fans’ comments may have been tongue in cheek, even if exaggerated, they point to something we need to be alert to. If we worship anyone’s marriage in some degree, anointing it as idealistically perfect and tying our happiness to it, most likely we will experience sadness and resignation at every perceived failure.