The other night I was watching the movie The Devil Wears Prada
, which is another movie that I love. Yes, I know I watch a lot of movies, girly ones at that. As much as I love the movie, though, there is one aspect of it that bothers me to no end. In the movie, Anne Hathaway
's character, Andy, and her boyfriend seem to have a great relationship... up until she really starts focusing on her career.
Not only does her boyfriend begin to treat her differently, but so do her friends. There is one scene in which she is getting a phone call from her boss and all her friends begin passing around her phone and laughing so that she cannot pick up. In another scene, Andy is late coming home on her boyfriend's birthday and he is completely unforgiving. Now I get it, birthdays are important and her job was taking over a lot of her time.
What I don't understand is how her boyfriend was unsupportive throughout the entire movie it seemed. He made snide remarks when she changed the way she dressed and didn't understand why she put so much time and energy into her work.
I, for one, could never be with someone who does not support me in everything I do, especially when it comes to my career. I felt almost as though Andy had to choose between her career and her love life, which is a choice I don't think anyone should have to make. This part of the movie actually makes me so upset every time I watch it. A relationship is supposed to be about two people supporting each other in every part of their lives. Sure, it is also about compromise, but I don't think a person should have to regret the career choices they make in order to make their partner happy.Have you ever been in a situation where you felt like you had to choose between your career and your relationship?Image source