Double trouble? Or not?

One of the biggest stories to make waves in the international entertainment industry, this year, was the Chris Brown/Rihanna/Karrueche Tran love triangle.

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I’m sure we all know the story of Chris and Rihanna by now and Karrueche, was Chris’ girlfriend for a year or two (I’m not too sure of the time) and they broke up recently when he and Rihanna started spending more time together and pretty much rekindling the flame.

Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran

Chris and Rihanna

Anyhow, I’m not concerned with rehashing the drama and all the details, but throughout the whole thing, two questions kept nagging at me, and those are: “Is it possible to love or be in love with two people at the same time?” And “Is that wrong?”

Now, I’m sure there are those of you who are looking at your screens and thinking. “Well, of course, you simple woman”. Well, let me clarify what it is that I mean…

I know that it is possible to feel the emotion that is love for more than one person – we do it all the time. We love our family, our friends and our significant others. The way we love them, or rather, the kind of love we feel for each of those people/categories is different.

What I’m after is finding out if it is possible to feel strong, romantic love of the same degree and depth for two different people at all, let alone at the same time?

I suppose it should be possible because, when two people are deeply in love and one passes away, for instance, and the other person moves on to get married to someone else, it is obviously due to loving them just as deeply, right?

I guess I just found myself wondering why it is that the whole Chris-Rihanna-Karrueche situation was such a big deal to people. Yes, they are celebrities and that obviously played a role but I feel as though there had to be more to it due to the way that people got emotionally involved. The moral compasses of people are what interested me.

With us being more modern and constantly re-defining ourselves, it was quite interesting for me to see how people are still quite traditional. I suppose that “the more things change, the more they stay the same”.

There are many people who are in a relationship but find themselves having a connection with someone outside of their relationship, “cheating emotionally” if you will, just like Chris & Rihanna. Now, this makes me wonder: does this take away from the love that is between the two people in the relationship? Does it reflect on the relationship or is it just that the person in question is able to love more than one person in the same way at the same time? Or is this person inherently selfish?

Let me know your thoughts…

** Love Triangle photo taken from: www.giantbomb.com; Chris Brown & Rihanna photo taken from: www.twirlit.com; Chris Brown & Karrueche Tran photo taken from: www.urbanislandz.com

Twitter: @Zee_Mos

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