Caroline Manzo on Marriage: “Nothing in Life Is Perfect”
Paging Dr. Manzo. Dr. Caroline Manzo. Okay, so the Real Housewives of New Jersey star just left the show in pursuit of her spinoff, Manzo’d With Children, but Caroline may have missed her true calling as a psychologist. Sure, some of her co-stars may have preferred if she kept her advice to herself, but the general populace wants to know her secrets to a happy life.
For example, a woman recently wrote in to MSN to get “Caroline’s Ruling” on a dilemma. If you ask us, Caroline's input was quite good.
The woman, who is 36, is getting married in the fall and, while she loves her fiance, she’s having some serious doubts.
“Maybe I've seen too many movies (thank you, The Notebook!), but I still have this idea that love is supposed to be overwhelming, all-consuming and truly passionate. If that's that case, then something is missing from my relationship. I'll be honest with you: I'm 36, so it's not like I'm getting any younger and, yes, I've always been someone who worried about settling, wondering what else was out there. So how do I know if all the anxiety and uncertainty that I'm feeling is just old-fashioned pre-wedding jitters or if it's a sign I shouldn't walk down the aisle?” the woman writes.
Caroline sets the woman straight in the no-B.S. fashion that Caroline has become known for on RHoNJ. As she puts it in her reply, “First and foremost you have to understand that nothing in life is perfect. If you're afraid of losing out on something better, then you will always be on the hunt for the next best thing and chances are you will never find it.”
Mrs. Al Manzo tells the woman to be cautious about settling due to her age, however, telling her that she might need more time to assess the situation to avoid making a hasty decision.
“Do you see yourself spending the rest of your life with him — supporting each other through good times and bad, growing emotionally together as a team while maintaining your own identities, letting each other shine as individuals, respecting each other and forgiving the minor flaws, maintaining a physical attraction, and keeping laughter and passion alive no matter how many years you've been together? If the answer is yes, then turn the TV off and relax. If the answer is no, then you two need to have a conversation,” Caroline writes in reply.
Did the famous housewife get help with this reply? If not, we only have one thing left to say — watch out, Dear Abby writer. Caroline is gunning for your column.
What do you think of Caroline’s advice to this young woman? What would your advice be? Weigh in below!