It’s a beautiful hot summers day in Perth, Western Australia and I am sitting in one of my favourite restaurant’s overlooking the ocean and thinking about relationships and how the entertainment industry through our need to connect, encapsulates us through songs and movies.
Women often grow up believing that one day a ‘prince charming’ will come to her rescue and sweep her away from loneliness, dysfunctional family, poverty or more. This has been described as the Cinderella Complex highlighted by Colette Dowling (1981) The Cinderella Complex: Women’s Hidden Fear of Independence. This reference explains how women need the actions of another to change their circumstances.
Today our society is far more complex and it is not just women that want a ‘prince charming’, the concept is also alive and well with some in the same sex community.
Alpha types, both women and men are probably horrified to imagine that one requires another to make changes to their lives. They would say, you are capable of rescuing yourself and changing your actions, it’s a matter of choice.
While sipping my coffee, I decided to do a quick search on my mobile phone and discovered that the myth continues to be perpetuated from an early age through Disney movies such as Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Pocahontas and many more.
Since I am a kid at heart and who doesn’t like animation movies as part of my Counselling and Life Coaching business, Kia Haere (which means Let Go) I thought I would treat you to a movie clip and use the title of the song to write my blog. Since I also dance and love all sorts of music genres I will also use the words of current songs to write blogs about relationships, love, pain, loss, anger, the foundations to many of our feelings.
I hope you will follow my blog as I plan to have fun writing the articles and would love your feedback and viewpoint. Happy reading.