Real Life Romeo (Romeo and Juliet)

posted 3 years ago in Relationships
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You know Romeo and Juliet both died in the end, right? 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

That’s a very sweet story but I thought the same thing! Romeo and Julie were driven to suicide over a “doomed” love because of their feuding families. I was worried you were going to end the post with something tragic. Hopefully your friends’ love story will have a much happier ending!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Me too. That story had a tragic ending.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

Cute but yeah there are much more happy stories to relate this to than Romeo and Juliet who were teenagers anyway. I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t have lasted and they probably would ended up cheating on each other because they were too young anyway and didn’t take the time to really get to know each other properly. Oh but best wishes to your friends! 

ETA: How about the couple from the Notebook? They had a long and happy marriage but there was sacrifice, angst, and separation in their relationship. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I wish people would stop holding ‘Romeo and Juliet’ up as the bar to strive for in romance. It’s disturbing.

Romeo was a deeply depressed individul who was obsessed and infatuated with a girl name Rosaline. He stalked her and crashed a party he thought she would be at and upon seeing Juliet, transferred his obsession and infatuation to her. He married her less than 24 hours after meeting her. That isn’t ‘love’, it’s freaking bananas. They then killed themselves within days of meeting. That isn’t romanitic. It is serious mental illness.

The only people who think it is the epitome of romance are either hormone-whacked teenagers or mentally ill. Sweet? no. not by any stretch.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

okay yeah they killed themselves though.

in the simplest terms, romeo and juliet is the story of two teenagers who got together (probably because they were angsty horny 16 year olds whose families said no, and not because of love) and within 24 hours managed to ruin the lives of everyone around them; their “love” resulted in several deaths including their own.

i get what you’re trying to say but R&J is not the best relationship example.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

A double suicide does not equal fighting for love. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Also, Romeo’s BFF was killed, so he murdered Juliet’s cousin.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Have they committed suicide yet? This analogy is not fitting. At all.

Its like when girls get all giddy over Breakfast at Tiffany’s not realizing Holly Golightly was more or less a high end prostitute.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

Good grief people, throw the pitchforks aside!

OP– I get what you’re saying. You’re happy for your friends to truly fight for their relationship, and it sucks when part of a tight knit group gets sidelined with relationship problems. I like a PP’s suggestion of likening it to The Notebook, that seems to fit the storyline better! But happy it is working out for them, and for the friend group!

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Mrs_Amanda:  But I got an “A” in high school English!  I want people to know that.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Don’t get me started on “The Great Gatsby”. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee

 

Mrs_Amanda:  It’s a spotlight, not a pitchfork. It doesn’t hurt to shine a light on the piles of bullshit we’re fed and expected to consume without stopping to think about it. If one less sheep re-vomits the ‘baaaaah  Romeo and Juliet is sooooooo romantic baaaaaah’ then I think we’ve done people everywhere a service. Pitchforks were used by the uninformed fear-mongerers who wanted people to shut up about the truth. Give me a spotlight anyday.

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