LAURA’S LOVE ADVICE: Is It OK To Be Apart From Your Man For Months Like Chelsea & Her New Hubby Have Been?

Wed, February 2, 2011 12:22pm EST by 5 Comments
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After less than six months of marriage, Marc Mezvinsky has his wife Chelsea Clinton and his job to ski in Wyoming for the winter. Is his marriage in trouble?

Warning: if your man doesn’t want to be around you, your relationship may be in a wee spot of trouble. Make that man your husband of just over six months, and you should be wiping some serious sweat off your brow. That said, you might want to show some sympathy to Chelsea Clinton, whose new husband, Marc Mezvinsky has ditched her and his high-profile job to become a ski bum for the winter!

There are problems here on so many levels it isn’t even funny — the biggest being that Marc seems to be having a midlife crisis in his early thirties. He’s traded in his stressful full-time hedge fund position at G3 to be a vagabond skier without a care in the world other than whether or not he’ll get fresh powder on his morning run.

Although Marc’s situation has nothing to do with Chelsea, it also has everything to do with her. Not only is she supporting her man’s life change decision, she’s also meeting a new guy from the one she fell in love with, one whose ambition and drive has gone right out the window. Not only that, but Marc hasn’t made the effort required of a newlywed she’s the one who’s made all the effort by visiting him in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Many men who spend their free time skiing or snowboarding have what I like to call “lost boy syndrome.” They don’t want to grow up or take responsibility for their actions. The fact that Marc traded in his structured life to be a wanderer is the perfect example of said affliction, and my prediction is that Chelsea will only be able to deal with this for so long before she packs it in.

But I digress. No, it is not OK to spend a lengthy amount of time away from your man. Whether it be a new relationship or one you’ve had for years, long distance love is nearly impossible. If you are forced to spend time apart because of a job relocation or something similar, both you and your boyfriend/husband need to make the effort to make it work: meaning, Marc needs to stick the skis in the snow and man up and take the occasional turn in the visitation cycle. He’s got a wife waiting for him back east, and she won’t wait forever…

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jo

Posted at 12:35 AM on February 3, 2011  

yes,it’s fine. they’re a couple with two active careers. right now he’s taking off before another job start or grad school or something–these opportunities don’t come along every day, and chelsea can’t take time off from her PhD classes. this isn’t the 1950s–modern couples can communicate with skype and since they’ve been dating for years, i sincerely doubt their marriage would be over in under a year.

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Betty Botox

Posted at 2:29 PM on February 2, 2011  

The National Enquirer is saying Chelsea is asking her parents help in getting an annulment of her marriage. Wha? Any number of things could have gone wrong in such a short period of time. He is overwhelmed by the Clinton name. She is probably making waaay more than he is. He is feeling emasculated by it all. Maybe he wants the baby to be raised in his religion and she said no. Maybe she wants the baby to be raised in her religion and he said no. Maybe she wanted to get married too badly. Maybe he thought if he married Chelsea Clinton, daughter of a former US President and current Sec. of State, doors would open for HIM and they didn’t. It is just sad. Chelsea waited a long time to get married. So sad it didn’t work out.

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cami

Posted at 2:25 PM on February 2, 2011  

I dunno these reeks of rehab to me…

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joanna rees

Posted at 1:39 PM on February 2, 2011  

Wow Laura you really are stuck in the 1950s. I feel sorry for both you and your man if you are not allowed to pursue life opportunities out of the fear of being apart.

I am in a long distance marriage and pursuing my PhD while my husband lives in another country. He supports me and wants me to achieve my dreams.

In our modern digital society there is skype and email which make keeping in touch instantaneous. There is also love and trust which can still flourish through limited distance.

Contemporary women should put their dreams first and choose a man who will help them attain that reality regardless of distance.

Be fearless Laura! Pettiness and insecurity is not smart or attractive.

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Wisdom

Posted at 11:57 PM on February 3, 2011  

Joanna, if you think it is ok to skype and email instead of face-to-face loving, you can only be in your “arrangement” for business. Leave the topic of love to us “true lovers”!

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