The movie Sex and the City is on television right now, and I find it as mysterious as when I watched it the first time. One friend's husband cheats on her, and all her friends insist that it's not a big deal and she should forgive him. Another friend's fiance doesn't show up for some stupid, super elaborate wedding ceremony, and everybody supports her in dumping him for that. The second friend (who's in her forties, mind you) starts a huge melodrama because of this silly botched wedding and everybody treats her ridiculous suffering with respect. The first friend doesn't seem to be entitled to a similar (or any) bout of depression because of what happened to her.
Isn't it ridiculous when people earnestly see formalities as more important than the actual content of a relationship?