Marriage and Materialism: Is all Well in Melania Trump’s Paradise?

Melania Trump pulls her hand away from Donald Trump's as they step off Air  Force One | US News | Sky News

This issue surrounding Melania Trump’s refusal to hold hands with President Trump as they exit Airforce 1 on August 17th, 2020 is confusing. This is about the second time we have witnessed her unwillingness to hold President Trump”s hands in public. The question is – why?

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To begin Marriage is a legal union sanctioned by God. It is informed by love, intimacy and companionship considerations. To some degree Mrs Trump wants the companionship of her husband as her presence with him clearly indicates. However, the litmus test of the body language – that nonverbal communicator – is sending out mixed signals. Perhaps it Is communicating to us the emotional status of the marriage. One can only guess. But to the keen onlooker her unwillingness to touch wordlessly signals all is not well in paradise.

This Slovenian-American beauty, Melania Knauss, married the Donald in 2005 and rose to be The First Lady of the Free world. What an achievement! But does this achievement come with a cost? Having gained citizenship status in 2006, Melania seems to be living her American Dream, – a fairy tale or is she?

But fairy tales are just that- tales.

Could it be that the allure of material gain faded as it did not provide this former model with the satisfying relationship her heart desired. Every woman wants her husband not just the materials some are wont to give. When material values trump the nurturing a the marriage either partner, in this case Melania, may settle for a satisficing relationship as opposed to a satisfying one.

A reversal of valuings can serve as a mitigating factor to achieve satisfying outcomes for Melania. Perhaps the resulting satisfying relationship she would empower her rise above satisficing accommodations, to display gestures reflective of the intimacy they share in private.


Published by Ingrid Rizzolo

I am a believer in the sovereignty of God. He is offering to be our partner on the long and winding journey of life

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