She’s a shining example of what people could have if they were honest about what they wanted and didn’t want, and if they valued relationships over institutions.Marriage as life’s ultimate goal or the only measure of a successful personal life has been beaten into our brains since before we could form complete sentences (thanks, Hollywood).
And those who think Oprah, or anyone, “should” get married (I’m looking at you, Tina Turner), and/or believe she’s a horrible role model for not getting married, are dooming her to a life of unhappiness.
Oprah’s decision not to marry her long-term partner Stedman Graham (which caused a stir when she told Access Hollywood recently) is one of the most admirable decisions and powerful statements she’s ever made.
And also the smartest, as far as her relationship is concerned.
If Oprah’s decision not to marry leaves millions of undiagnosed cancer victims in her wake, I’ll give everyone in the audience a car.
Even if that is true (which, come on), this is Oprah.