Expert: Can Celebrity Gossip Help Your Relationship?

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I think one could even argue that the women Tiger and Jesse were unfaithful with were also looking for something from these men. Some might say it's because they had the unrealistic hope that they might be the next Mrs. Others may suggest that it's a lack of morals. I think those are certainly factors, but I would also add that the allure of the lives that these uber-privileged men enjoy draw women to them. The attraction to this privilege and freedom is so powerful at times that people are willing to compromise their very moral structure to get closer to it and ultimately they end up paying a very severe price for their choices.

So when we tune in, what are we really looking for?

What we're seeking is freedom, liberty, time, energy and health. We want a stress-free life and harmonious existence and we're looking for a break from the things that worry our minds, hearts and souls.

That's why celebrity gossip sells. For the few moments that it takes to read or watch their stories we're transported out of our own lives and into theirs. We get to experience what we think it would be like to walk in their shoes. That walk may take us down the red carpet or up to the podium to apologize for our transgressions. Either way, for those few moments we are free from our worries and we can fantasize what it would be like to live a stress-free existence.

At its best, celebrity gossip motivates us to work harder, reconnect with our loved ones and reminds us of the truth of who we are. We may look at Tiger Woods and think, "There by the grace of God go I." Or we may look at Jesse James and think, "What a fool" and be reminded of how special our spouse really is.

At its worst, celebrity gossip can drive us to be materialistic, greedy, petty, unrealistic and cruel. ??I know it brings motivations and thought provoking conversation to my life and marriage. So I ask you this:

  • Why do you read celebrity news?
  • What does it bring to your life in a positive or negative way?
  • And how does it shape your expectations for love, material things and relationships?

Now I'm off to catch up with Celebrity Love!

Article contributed by

Melanie Gorman

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Melanie Gorman, M.A.

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