I think it is lazy for THIS couple to get a divorce. Some couples need to get a divorce (abuse, neglect, violent behavior, etc). I support that.
However when it is obvious that a couple is clearly in love and just
‘doesn’t know what to do’ then I think it is a lazy way out.
Therapy? Relationship work? Spending time together instead of immediately parting? Where was that?
If my husband and I ran away from each other every time there was a bump
in the road we wouldn’t have made it almost 20 years and I guarantee
that my parents would not have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary
last weekend if they had not put work and commitment into their
Jason and Sam were sold to us as the couple that ‘could’. Because
they were friends and lovers. Because they had triumphed over so much
adversity. To just shrug all of that off and have them each run to a new
pairing feels fake, oddly uncomfortable, and insulting to the viewers
who have committed themselves to this pairing.
I was teary eyed last night for
the loss and end of Jason and Sam but also for the poor message it sends to viewers that
relationships aren’t worth saying. Trust me, many are.