By Liz from

I finally caught¬†Kim¬†Kardashian’s wedding special while I was home sick one day, and now there are two hours of my life I wish I could get back.¬† Three days later, when news of her impending divorce broke, I wasn’t surprised at all. ¬†I mean, anyone who tuned in to her wedding special could tell that the couple barely liked each other.¬† I was originally ready for¬†Kim to go away, but Lord knows I love a great reality show train wreck. ¬†So, I couldn’t look away.

While Ms.¬†Kardashian¬†and I couldn’t be more different, we also have a few things in common. ¬†We’re the same age, in love with being in love and have a particular affinity for high heels and hair extensions. ¬†I then came to the conclusion that Kim Kardashian could teach me a thing or two about marriage:

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Womens Intuition Is Real: There is a small part of¬†me¬†that actually feels bad for KK.¬† I have to believe that beneath all the makeup, the spanx, and the money, there’s a real person with actual feelings.¬† Putting myself in her very expensive shoes, I wonder¬†what¬†I would have done if I had that “this isn’t right” feeling in the pit of my stomach. ¬†Knowing that when I called off the wedding it would affect so many people and would make me feel bad.

Money and¬†Marriage¬†Don’t Mix:¬†By¬†Kim¬†selling out her wedding, getting married became part of her job description. ¬†This is where it gets tricky, because marriage should be¬†about¬†love between you and your partner … and that’s it. ¬†I highly doubt that anyone wants to pay¬†me¬†to film my wedding (if you do, call¬†me!), but this was a reminder to keep my eyes and mind on¬†what¬†matters, and to keep it sacred.¬† The more you treasure it, the more you should protect it.

Eloping may be the way to go:¬†I’ve always wanted a fairytale wedding, but watching this¬†Kardashian¬†sh*t show has really forced¬†me¬†to re-evaluate my priorities. ¬†It seems as if we forget that¬†marriage¬†is not¬†about¬†the wedding day, the dress and the registry.¬† It’s¬†about¬†joining your life with someone else’s, whether he lives in Minnesota or not, and whether there is an NBA lock-out or not.¬† There’s simply is too much emphasis placed on the wedding, and not on your future life together.

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And, ladies and gentlemen, I want the life.  I want that happily ever after.