Unicorn Collection Is For Children, Not Grown Women!March 21, 2012 No Comments
Dear Madame X,
My girlfriend is obsessed with unicorns. She collects unicorn toys, and has pictures of them all over her bedroom. I think this is very strange for a 34-year-old. Does this mean she is crazy? Should I dump her?
Plenty of people have plenty of strange collections. There are people with everything butterfly, elephants everywhere, cat figures galore. I think that it’s possible to have a collection like this and still be a grown mature adult woman.
Maybe she is eccentric. Maybe it can be cute. I guess what I would want to know is the degree of the obsession. Is it just a carry-over from childhood? Something that brings fond memories and that she likes the look of? A few things here and there? Or is every room filled with unicorns and there is no escape? Does she talk about them all the time? Wear unicorn t-shirts?
If you live together and it makes you uncomfortable then maybe you could compromise and have a few choice items to accent the walls but keep the majority of the collection in a private room.
But if you are wondering if this is a sign of immaturity then you need to look at her whole personality and behaviours — not just this one oddity.
Figure out if it’s an eccentricity you can live with or if it’s something you have to address — before you do something that might be damaging to your relationship.
You need to accept her for who she is, but you also need to find a way to co-exist that works for you both.
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