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United States

June 23, 2009

There is a saying in America that goes ... "Always a bridesmaid, never a bride."  It is a saying supposedly uttered by lamenting women everywhere as they are in yet another wedding party as a beautiful bridesmaid but not a beautiful bride.  Is being a bride supposed to be the ultimate achievement for a woman?  As someone who has been both a bridesmaid and a bride, I beg to differ.

In America I believe the stats are that one in three marriages ends in divorce.  I think people, women in particular, are more excited about weddings than they are about marriages.   I have made that mistake and to that I say, never again.

So this summer as I go to yet another wedding I will sit and root for the happy couple because, despite what you may think,  I am a believer in love.  I will be grateful that I am a mere spectator and not  in front of everyone in uncomfortable shoes trying to suck in my gut and look "perfect."  I will sit back and relax because I am there to support the couple as people embracing a future of uncertainty.  I will look at the bride and smile and hope that she is one lady beating the odds.  I  know it isn't romantic, it's just reality.


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06:54 PM Jul 02 2009



"Being a bride,never a bridesmaid for ever".It's popular in China.