‘Till Death Due Us Part” = You Don’t Own Me – You Chose Me to Be Your Best Life Partner

I love this movie and this scene and this song. I wish I had had friends when I was going through the “he left you for a twelve year old?” stage of my life, but this makes me smile. Today I understand it so much better, and “You Don’t Own Me” is what my ex husband used to say. I wonder why he thought I did. I never felt an ownership. I felt a relationship. BIG difference. But I guess some men feel trapped when they say the words… these ugly words to them.. (sometimes female, sometimes male, in my case male) “I,N, take you, N, to be my wife (or husband), to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part, according to God’s holy law, and this is my solemn vow.” Never here though does it say “to own, to control, to make feel ugly, cheated and used to my will”. These words meant the world to me until I figured out marriage is a joke. If you are better, they like you, if you are worse, you are a bitch, if you are richer they love you, if you are poorer you are a loser, if you are sick they don’t want to help you and in health they are jealous because you are fit and they are not, to love? well told he thought he did at one time, so that negates this one, and to cherish??? Oh my… that is to stick it through in thick and thin, but again a fallacy. “till death do us part” however is the only truth. Particularly if you have children that were born of that love that when you spoke those words, even if he wasn’t truthful, you were. You look at them with love because of the love you had for their father… and that, my friends, is ’till death do you part.

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