Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have been ditching and hiding from divorce rumors for a while now, so Khloe's confirmation that she won't be spending Thanksgiving with her hubs this year? Clearly NOT helping to make the case that the two are still blissfully in love and happier than ever before. Her explanation to People about the time apart isn't exactly helping either. Khloe said, "Honestly, I'm fine with it, because I'm obsessed with my husband -- in a healthy way -- but he's on the road. He has a game in Brooklyn, so I don't feel guilty, like, 'I'm not going to be able to cook for him!'" Sounds a liiiittle defensive, eh?
And yet, at the same time, I gotta hand it to Khloe for embracing some seriously down-to-earth, good-natured spousal values. After all, sometimes, you have no choice but to spend time apart, even on occasions or holidays when you're without question "supposed to" be together.
Khloe went onto explain Lamar's plans:
So, he’ll be on the road. He’ll be working anyway. So, I feel better about that, and my sister Kim will be here. And I think my mom will come here that night, too. Thanksgiving at The X Factor!
Okay, so it's not ideal. But it's also life. Sometimes work or illness, family matters, basically circumstances out of your control get in the way and prevent you from having that picture perfect Rockwellian Thanksgiving with your significant other. And what's a wife to do then? Beat herself up for not being able to do the full-on June Cleaver holiday spread for her husband? Pffft! No way!
Sometimes you just have to roll with the punches and make the best of the situation. Even if that means going to his parents' instead of yours this year, or spending Thanksgiving at home when you were planning on going out, or having Thanksgiving with your mom and sister instead. And in the end, ideally, you find you're stronger as a couple for it.
In Khloe and Lamar's case, all right, let's not be naive. Sure, their Thanksgiving apart could be a sign of deeper issues on the horizon. But it could also just be two adults making the best of a less than ideal situation. Here's hoping, for their marriage's sake, it's the latter.
Have circumstances beyond your control ever kept you and your S.O. from celebrating Thanksgiving or another holiday together?
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