The Bachelor: Meet My Family, Meet Me

February 22, 2011 | Elizabeth

This week on The Bachelor, Brad traveled to the four hometowns of his last four women. From a huge mansion to a small French-based town and, from a crematory to a family picnic, this episode helped Brad understand each of the women on a whole new level.

It made me think….how does your family define you? Is it only when you are around family or talking about family that someone really gets to know you?

From the episode:

Is it only when you get to lay down on an embalming table and see what someone does day in and day out that you get to know someone?

Is it only when you go grocery shopping for dinner together that it just works?

Is it only when you meet their mother and father, brother and sisters when you truly figure out who a person is when they are being them?

And, is it only when you fly a kite with their child that you know you will be able to fit seamlessly into their life?

It seems pretty ironic to me that a society that proclaims it’s okay with pushing family by the wayside and devaluing the institution of marriage also holds onto that idea of the perfect dream-a family and two people knowing each other completely. Why does society push aside the dream in public, but hold onto its value in private?

Unfortunately for Shawntel N., the dream she held onto fell away as quickly as it started. Pictured above, they were so happy shopping in Las Vegas together. Going home this week, she questioned whether or not her dream would ever come true….did Brad just not like her after he met her family?

Next week, the last three women go to South Africa….time for things to get serious out on the safari!

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