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5 Reasons Love Don’t Love Us No More: The Paula Patton & Robin Thicke Break Up

"These girls/guys ain’t loyal!"

It seems Chris Brown hasn’t gotten over some ex-girlfriend issues, but I find it hard to believe that the blame lies solely on one person. There was a time when couples went through there ups and downs, but stayed together. Many might say Brown and Rihanna weren’t built to last, a fair statement, but what about Robin Thicke and Paula Patton?

Unlike Breezy and RiRi, even with the regular lame rumors, who would have thought Thicke and the yummy Patton would blur the lines forever. The couple called it quits this week, leaving onlookers guessing as to the reason(s) for their shocking separation. What makes this hard is that the couple, who was married for nine years, was high school sweethearts, who also had a child together.

Is it that love doesn’t love us anymore? Or maybe we don’t love love anymore.

It seems like nothing last now a days. What happened to the good ol’ days when couples respected their vows and stayed together? We need more real Huxtables or the Winslows from Family Matters. Maybe it’s the fact that we have more women that move like Olivia Pope and men that have qualities of Lil Wayne. Everyone, today, is twerking, popping this and that and making it rain but where is the LOVE!

“We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time,” the couple stated.

Dating is Dead, Someone Killed Courting

Dating is Dead, Someone Killed Courting

It seems dating and courting was killed and left on the side of the road. Well, at least the way we date and court have changed because of the time and technology. Paula and Robin were in a relationship that lasted for 20 years, which went all the way back to high school. They started their journey when people really had to ask questions instead of skimming through an Instagram timeline. Things were slower, so things lasted longer.

• Now dating has been replaced with a text message session.
• Courting now is just a count down until when you are going to "beat it up".

Where’s the love?!

What happened to the romance and the consistency that made relationships work? Time and the willingness to get to know someone can be an amazing and fulfilling experience.

Public Opinion

Public Opinion

There is no such thing as privacy anymore. Everyone is posting wedding pictures and wedding rings. Celebrities are being spied on at their property and XXX tapes are being pumped out like hot cakes.

In "public and private relationships," public opinion has changed the landscape of dating and marriage. Public opinion can slowly influence personal opinion. It can be dangerous to let your relationship be judged by the opinions of individuals that do not know the details of your relationship.

Do you think public opinion affected Robin and Paula’s relationship?

Have you ever been guilty of letting public opinion skew your perspective?

Infidelity

Infidelity

Calling all freaks … calling all freaks!!! It maybe cool to be a freak behind closed doors, but outside of the relationship can make for a sticky situation. Going outside your relationship or marriage is usually one of those actions that will destroy the bound between couples or end it immediately. We don’t know if there was infidelity involved with the Robin and Paula break up, but we do know that it can be destructive.

Would you take your significant other back after he/she cheated with someone?

Communication

Communication

We have iPhones, Blackberries, Droids, Skype, Instagram, Google chat, email amongst other forms of communication. However, with all these new cool gadgets that improve communication, we seem even more disconnected. Communication has changed tremendously. It seems communication is not as bold, honest, transparent and fluent as it was in the past. In the dinosaur ages with beepers, payphones and house phones, you had to be an excellent communicator to make your crush yours.

Individuals actually had to meet up to talk or speak on the phone. Now, people make up and break up via text message.

• Times when we used to walk up to a young lady has been turned into grinding from the back.
• Intimate phone calls to your crush now have been replaced with cowardly text messages.

Distractions

Distractions

There is so much going on today with so many distractions. The paparazzi taking flicks in awkward places and blogs are constantly spinning ridiculous stories … capturing the good and bad moments. It takes its toll on any relationship. How can any relationship deal with the constant strain celebrities like Paula Patton and Robin Thicke have to deal with everyday?

Social media allows random people the opportunity to give their useless 2 cents about people’s personal relationships. Do we ever stop to think how these celebrities, who happen to be people, deal with these pressures? I guess it goes with the territory.

Regardless of who you are, distractions, whether it's technology or other outside individuals, it still affects the individuals. When Paula saw those pictures of Robin Thicke getting frisky in the club with that random chick, she must have felt some kind of way. As their break up becomes more of a reality for all of us, it is now clear that they might have been having some issues that manifested themselves on stage and in the public eye.

How do you think outside distractions affect romantic relationships?

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