Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi Split – Welcome to the Real Work

Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi have split.

Shocking.

My latest article at Associated Content discusses their reality-based relationship in the wider view of the everything-now generation.

I wasn’t there when Jake and Vienna were behind those closed doors.  Maybe they had a real, solid relationship.  Maybe it was based on something other than lust.  Maybe it was the real deal.

I don’t know.

But I do know that for the rest of us out here trying to make relationships work, it isn’t as easy as a few episodes, a nice location, and some sound-bite tender moments punctuated by television drama.

What do you think?  Can it be like TV?  Do you want it to be?

Nobody’s take is this:  Don’t fast forward the bad parts like a TiVo.  Don’t seek instant gratification.  Be there for the whole thing.  Be there for all of it.  In other words, live in reality.

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