If you follow sports, or celebrity gossip, or both, you’ve most likely heard by now that former LA Laker Lamar Odom has been traded to the Dallas Mavericks. (Man isn’t pleased.) The news angered Lakers fans big time, but I’m guessing none of them were quite as pissed as reality star Khloe Kardashian, his devoted wife. The pair, who’ve been blissfully married for two years, must now uproot themselves from their LA home base and book on down to Dallas to start a brand new life. That’s a big deal, people! Sure, when you marry an NBA player you must always be prepared for the awful possibility that your husband might actually get traded off to some random team in some random city you thought you’d never ever go to, much less live in, but I’m thinking no wife is ever thrilled with this news when it actually happens. Why would she be?
That’s why I’m giving big kudos to Khloe! Not only is she saying farewell to having her closest friends and family and favorite shops a hop, skip, and a jump away, but she’s done so with both grace and positivity — two qualities we don’t see enough in famous wives. She could have thrown a celeb-grade bitch fit (like so many spoiled stars do), but she took the high road instead. She digested the news, then moved on to embrace the change with am exceptionally positive outlook. Even when you’re living your happily ever after with your dream guy, being uplifted from all you know and love is one hell of a sacrifice to make, even for your husband. That can’t be easy. Khloe, I feel your pain.
We wives will at some point in our marriage most certainly be faced with a similar challenge of some kind. A moment will arise where the good of the individual may pose a threat to the good of your marriage. It happens! But keeping a united front and releasing all resentment and regret on day one, I feel, can only strengthen your bond and therefore your marriage.
Khloe made a choice to turn bad news into a new opportunity to create and share new memories with her man, and I can’t be mad at that. (She even tweeted a photo of her hubby in his new jersey with the caption, “Soooo handsome!”) You go girl!
A lot of people called foul on this couple’s quickie wedding, saying it couldn’t possibly be real love. Well, the jokes on them. I see a loving wife who’s very happy with the man she chose to spend the forever after with, and who’s bright enough to recognize that’s worth deeply sacrificing for. Say what now, haters? Right…crickets.
How much are you willing to sacrifice to make your marriage work? If you’re not happy with a decision that must be made, can you make peace with it? Hell, could you give up everything that gives you comfort for love? I say, yes, yes, and yes! What say you?