"Bachelorette" train wreck

So the inevitable happened … Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi of “The Bachelorette” broke up.

Which now makes my hopes of Ali finding true love on “The Bachelorette” even more pathetic.

Not only did Jake and Vienna both take the details of their ruined relationship public by selling private details to tabloid magazines (Vienna being the first), but they both somehow agreed to do a sit-down interview with host Chris about why in the world their fantasy TV relationship somehow fell apart.

As I watched Vienna tearfully complain about … well, everything, and Jake silently took her constant interrupting and accusations of being a liar and a dog hater, I thought to myself, “This is really embarrassing.”

We don’t need to know what happened. Didn’t we all call this one in the first place? I mean, come on! They seemed as different as night and day. And their entire relationship was based around camera time and competition.

At times during the uncomfortable interview, I actually could see myself feeling for Vienna when she said she wanted more physical contact with her partner. All us girls need and want to feel loved. I felt bad she didn’t get that from Jake.

But listening to Jake say that he felt constantly “undermined” as a man because Vienna wasn’t sure his measurements were right when he was trying to fit their furniture in their room made me just sick. These were the arguments that made them break up? I felt like I was watching two high school kids talking about things way too mature for their ages.

My husband and I have been through our fair share of ups and downs over the past six years of our dating and married life, but never would I think to leave him over something so trivial as where to put our bed!

Relationships involve solving problems and working through tough times together so you can come out even better and stronger and more in love than before. The opposite happened with Jake and Vienna. It’s like trying to stand hand-in-hand during a hurricane but falling down when the first few raindrops hit.

I thought Jake was handling the interview with slightly more class than Vienna at first, but that went right out the window when his temper finally boiled over and he yelled at her to “stop interrupting!” for the upmteenth time. At which point Vienna broke down into a fit of tears, yelled, “I’m done!” and marched off camera.

Whew! I think we’re all done with this drama.

What do you think about Jake and Vienna’s 15 minute relationship? Why is it so hard to find real, lasting love these days?

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