SingleInPhillyGrrl takes on the latest in matrimonial bliss: the long-distance marriage…
I harbor a love of really cheesy, really terrible reality TV. The Real Housewives franchise? I don’t miss an episode. Top Chef? Words can’t express my excitement about three Philadelphia chefs competing in the upcoming season in Las Vegas. I’m completely obsessed with the lives and drama that surround the seven friends on Bravo’s latest brain-candy, Miami Social. But even the sunny lives of the beautiful Miami folk are trumped by my new favorite, Giuliana & Bill.
(For anyone who has lived under a rock since 2000, Bill Rancic is the first winner of The Apprentice. Giuliana is a lead reporter for E! News.)
Giuliana and Bill must have been those popular kids that were still nice to everyone back in high school. You want to find a reason to dislike them because they’re so seemingly perfect, but you simply can’t. Back to the show…
These two, given their jobs, split their time between LA and Chicago. And it’s not like G works from Chicago when Bill has to be there, and Bill resumes work in LA while G is filming for E! News. Bill lives mostly in their Chicago house, while Giuliana spends a lot of her time in their LA condo. They’re able to spend most of the their weekends together, but forget “waking up next to someone every morning for the rest of your life.” These two are more likely to wake up next to their BlackBerrys.
I suppose their long-distance relationship made the transition to long-distance marriage easier for these two. And I’m sure they argue about leaving wet towels on the floor and unwashed dishes in the sink like any other married couple. But I’m amazed to watch this blissfully in love couple make it work, and make it look appealing.
Let’s talk about the perks of a long-distance marriage, shall we?
- You never have to worry about how awful you look when you wake up, since no one else is going to see you.
- You can still harbor some of your secret single behavior that you hide around your significant other for fear of judgement (ironing sheets while watching Pardon The Interruption–yes, I do this. I like crisp sheets and sports debate).
- You don’t have to fight for the shower first thing in the morning.
- You get full control of the remote and TV.
- You can stay up as late as needed reading, writing, working, or dancing around in your underwear without worrying about waking someone up or hearing “Aren’t you going to sleep yet?”
Long-distance marriage. Doesn’t sound so bad. I suppose I’ll have to find myself a long-distance boyfriend. Or just a long-distance date.
Discuss–could you do the long-distance dating/relationship/marriage?