There are two things I want to say before I get into the
article. 1) Happy belated Mothers Day! and 2) Regarding the issue with my husband,
the charges were dropped and the case was thrown out. Thank you all for your
prayers. I can breathe again!
Now, I know a lot of you are like okay get to this Cinderella
Syndrome youre talking about. What is it and who can get it? Let me break it
down for you.
When I was growing up, a lot of my peers had the mentality
that the only way out of their bitter existences, whether it be poverty or
dysfunctional households, was through a man with money. While this idea
seemed to be popular belief among young girls, I see it even more widespread
Many women are looking for that handsome prince with riches
to come whisk them away from their average lives, their 9-to-5s, their college
loans and credit card debt, their lame child support payments, etc. They want
to be rescued. I call it the Cinderella Syndrome.
The thing is though, Cinderella was just a fairytale.
In the real world, a man with money isnt necessarily a
womans dream come true. You see, so many times women look and love for money
and wound up being miserable, empty, and lost. They believe that all their
problems will disappear once a rich man marries them, but the truth is, money
doesnt eliminate problems and instead, sometimes it actually creates them.
In many cases, a woman will get involved with a man based on
his financial status and every chance he gets he will hold his status over her
head. He may become controlling and even abusive simply because he feels that
he paid the cost to be the boss. A woman is likely to stay and endure the
abuse because she has given up her independence since marrying her ultimate
breadwinner. She may not have as much education needed to get a well-paying job
and she may even have children by her husband who she fears she cannot take
care of on her own.
On top of everything, she becomes accustomed to a lifestyle
that regardless how much education she has or what type of job she qualifies
for, she will not be able to maintain on her own. Her life then goes from being
a fairytale to a nightmare. Its that simple.
So, for you women who only talk to flashy men who drive a certain
kind of car, has a high-paying job or a high net-worth, and who can afford a
high-priced lifestyle yourselves, pay attention!
Everything that glitters aint gold.
Be careful what you ask for.
Nothing in life is free.
A woman married to a rich man who doesnt have to work, but
still gets to drive around in fancy cars and dress in lavish clothes may seem
wonderful from the outside looking in. But how many times has that been the
complete opposite? We hear about it all the time, and the age-old saying
everything that glitters aint gold is the best way to describe the
You have men and women who pray for money and the good life
and when they get it they wound up becoming drug addicts or worse, committing
suicide. This is normally because they asked for something they couldnt
handle, which is why I say be careful what you ask for.
And the last saying I mentioned above comes into play when
women believe that they can enjoy the fruits of no labor - when they think that
just saying I do to a wealthy man is all the work they need to put in to get
the rewards that otherwise would take years to obtain. But over time, they come
to see that all of the rewards they get definitely come at a cost.
Now, dont get me wrong, I find no problem in wanting or
having a man with money. However, what I believe in is balance. I believe that
first and foremost, you should go after someone who is on the same level as
yourself, who can build with you instead of over top of you, who can grow with
you instead of outgrow you and who can look at you as an equal or a partner
rather than a prize or possession.
The rewards that come from being in a relationship with a
partner and a companion far outweigh the rewards that come from being with a suitor
or financial provider. It boils down to another age-old saying: money doesnt
Also, ladies, when youre praying for a man with money, be
aware that you may be blocking your blessings. Like I said, theres nothing
wrong with what you want, but its what you ask for thats all wrong. Try
praying for happiness instead of money.
You see, if money and a lavish lifestyle make you happy,
than pray for happiness and those things will come. But when you single out
just the money, then you may end up with just the money - and thus you will
have blocked your blessing of overall and complete happiness.
The bottom line is nothing good can come out of going into a
relationship with ulterior motives. Getting married for money or having
children for money is pimping yourself or your kids. And really, what blessings
do you expect to get from doing such a thing?
Dig deep inside yourself and find out what it is that makes
you happy besides money and material possessions. And when you search for a
mate, try seeking out someone who can fulfill those simple things like making
you laugh or taking you to nice restaurants. Who knows? You may fall so deep in
love with that man or woman that you will start to realize just how unimportant
money really is. You will see that the good life doesnt mean having the most
expensive of things. Its much deeper than that.
The good life consists of having spiritual, emotional and
physical well-being. The good life is being 100% satisfied with who you are,
what you have, and who youre with. Its being thankful for everyday you wake
up and enjoying the life God blessed you with. Its about being totally at
peace with yourself and your surroundings.
Thats the good life you should search and pray for,
because at the end of the day, whether rich or poor, its love that gets us all
through hard times.
Remember life is real. Cinderella is just a fairytale.
Miasha is the author
of Dont Make Him Dinner, Make Him Rich! How to Be the Superwoman of Today, coming soon. She is also author of fiction bestsellers Diary of a Mistress, Mommys Angel, and Sistah for Sale, all available in bookstores and online nationwide. For more information or to hear Miasha address your comments, go to her website www.miasha.com and click on Miasha TV-Real