Friday, August 19, 2011
I Complete You?
“You complete me?” What does that even mean? Was part of you missing? Or what part you of you am I?
I know, I know. This is a "very romantic" scene from Jerry Maguire, and most girls would gush if a guy were to say that to her. And of course it seems romantic after listening to a group of women complaining about their men and love life. And having Tom Cruise come in, well anything he would say after that would sound romantic! But really? I complete you? I am not so sure I want a man that isn’t whole himself…
And I have heard the expression “my other half”. Again, I have issues with this saying. I am a whole person. I would hope to date a whole person. Two incomplete people in a relationship just sounds like a recipe for disaster. I understand the sentiment that these phrases are trying to convey, I guess I just don’t find it romantic the way it comes out. I don’t want to spend the rest of my life being someone else’s other half; I would like to be my own person, thank you. And I would like to define and complete a relationship, instead having my relationship defining me or making me feel like a complete person.
Is there another way to relate the sentiments these men are trying to express….? How the heck am I supposed to know… I am single! Your thoughts?