Is the movie ‘Barbie’ responsible for a Reddit user’s breakup with his 20-year-old girlfriend? The 24-year-old seems to think so and wanted to see what others thought, so he shared his story on the app and thousands of people agreed with his situation.
Redditor AnabolicApplesauce asked if he was wrong after sharing part of his breakup story.
“My girlfriend and I got together right before the summer and everything was phenomenal and the best we’ve both had, but once we went to see the Barbie movie her whole energy changed and she was very distant,” he explained out. “My first thought would be that I reacted to it the wrong way, but I enjoyed the film and don’t remember any negative reaction.”
He went on to explain that three weeks after seeing the movie together, they “barely had a physical relationship” and that during those three weeks, she canceled a road trip to his home state.
“Anyway, it became almost normal for another three weeks, like we went on fancy dates and did things with her friend and then went to a concert last weekend. We had a great time and even had a nice photo taken of us on the barrier,” he continued. “The next day she came home from work and told me she was packing her things and leaving. told me I wasn’t meeting her needs because I wouldn’t ask her if everything was okay until she finally said what was wrong and the quality of my compliments about her physical appearance wasn’t good enough.
While he understands there are two sides to every story, he claims he thought she was the one and he put everything into the relationship. He remembers things changing in the relationship after seeing “Barbie.”
‘I see your problem. If you saw Oppenheimer Instead, you would now be married with two children.
It’s something different
“Just like the battle over the dishes that led to the divorce… it wasn’t about the dishes.”
Don’t blame the movie
“The fact that you think it’s the Barbie movie makes me think you weren’t aware of much and/or she’s bad at communicating.”
“You’re just Ken. Everywhere else you would be a 10. Where you see love, she sees a friend. If she can’t see the man behind the tan and fight for you, there’s always beach.
a different perspective
“Nobody leaves a person because of a movie, it just made her realize something, or gave her some perspective and that ended the relationship.
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“Work through your feelings in your Mojo Dojo Casa House.”
More than the movie
“Your breakup had nothing to do with the movie.
It’s possible that it made her think about things and evaluate them (any book or movie can do that, let’s be honest.) It’s possible that your reactions or lack thereof sparked something in her.
It’s possible that it was absolutely a coincidence, and that she was already quietly processing what she needed and evaluating whether it was there.
But the thing is… She hasn’t found what she needs in your relationship. That doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with you, or that you’ve done anything wrong (or that you haven’t). It’s entirely possible that you’re not ready for a relationship in some fundamental way, but there’s nothing here that says that’s true or that you haven’t. false.)
All you know is: it didn’t work for her. And that’s a shame, but it’s also okay.”
The film brought something to the surface
“A lot of people tell you it had ‘nothing to do with the movie,’ but that’s not entirely true.
I was married to an addict, she was never there. One night, while flipping through the channels, I stopped on an old movie, The Misfits, with Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable (I think? It’s been a while). Monroe has given a phrase: “If I want to be lonely, I want to be alone.”
That really struck a nerve with me and from that moment on I gave up on the relationship. And pretty soon after that I filed for divorce.
So what I’m saying is that the movie brought to the surface something that she already knew and felt.
Going through a breakup is hard, and like most things, there is no real answer that can soothe the pain and confusion you feel. Ironically, life isn’t as full of neat answers as in the movies.
Focus on yourself. Do something interesting. That was a lesson I learned after the divorce: if you want people to be interested, you have to be interesting.
Could be the message of the film
“I once dumped a guy because I was watching Thor. I realized that the movie made me feel better about myself than my ex, and decided that my minimum standard for a relationship should be, “I feel better than a Marvel movie.”
“It sounds like you’re looking for a scapegoat and the Barbie movie comes in handy. Chances are there was something going on before that and you just didn’t notice it. BTW, no one is “the One” at the age of 20 because they are still learning, growing, and developing. Plus, twenty year olds are fickle by nature and she might spend the rest of her life kicking herself for leaving, but if life has taught me anything, it’s never coming back. You have to move forward.”