I just found out that Chris Pratt and Anna Faris have announced their split!

The couple, who were married in 2009, announced the news on Pratt’s Facebook page. “Anna and I are sad to announce we are legally separating,” they wrote. “We tried hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed. Our son has two parents who love him very much and for his sake we want to keep this situation as private as possible moving forward. We still have love for each other, will always cherish our time together and continue to have the deepest respect for one another.” I literally had a physical reaction to the news my gut did a flip.

How could this happen!? These two were #relationshipgoals all you need to do is look at their adorable social media banter to know that they are perfect for each other! If you google either one of their names countless articles come up about their “perfect” relationship.
It’s safe to say the internet is flipping out over this news. I just read a headline that declared love is dead! Now that the dust is starting to settle along with my stomach, I think the real issue here is that the real issues in their relationship were never mentioned.

Every public appearance of them consists of them gushing about their romance. We see this often on social media and I am putting my hand up to for this one we “photoshop” our relationships for the internet.

We only post the good stuff like when you boyfriend gets you flowers. What we don’t post about is the fact that he bought them for you because he got drunk over the weekend and made a fool of himself in front of your workmates. We are told from a young age not to air our dirty laundry in public and I understand that but where is the balance?

I had a single girlfriend of mine recently tell me she just wants someone she can post cute travel pictures with and who will tag her when he sees a cute meme.  Call me old fashioned but I would prefer someone who can make me laugh and has a stable job.

Social media is like a big microscope that magnifies and highlights things that others have in their lives that you don’t have in your life but the truth is do they really have it at all?
I have been guilty of having social media induced envy to the point where I had to log off. I think the issue here is that social media is a cut and paste heavily edited version of our lives so when we do see real life intervene with our picture perfect illusions we don’t know what’s real anymore but the fact is we never do to begin with. So before you get online today and declare true love is dead maybe ask yourself what is actually true.

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Carly Portch