The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Lesson

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Timely and brilliant. Lots of inside references, like were in The Gilmore Girls. Lenny Bruce to Midge: “My advice to you; be your own lawyer.” Ha! Midge’s mom to Midge: “I tried to call you but you have so many nines in your number.” Big smile. More please.A couple of weeks ago the Amazon Prime series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy and Best Television Series-Comedy. Spiking my curiosity, I decided to check out this new hit series. Watching the first episode about a housewife in the 1950’s who finds herself divorced finding her way in New York City with a new found feeling gave me a bit perspective on the life I have now with a lesson I needed.

Being an adult and living at home is not something I imagined. In fact if you were to ask me if I would be living at home ten years ago, I would have said no. At this point in life, I thought I would have my own house and either married with children or planning my own wedding. In the show, Midge Maisel married right out of college and ended up having children. Then she ended up divorced and having to move back in with her parents. The important lesson I learned from this is waiting patiently for the right guy is worth it. Midge thought she had everything going for her and she did. Instead by the time she was thirty and having to move back in wither parents.

Midge Maisel was able to find her voice after her husband left her by doing a comedic act in a local night club. The Gaslight Cafe was able to become a safe haven where she was able to express her anger at her current situation. Learning that she had a new career in comedy gave her an outlet, but it did not give her the money she needed to move away from her parents. Eventually, she decides to work in a department store. Now, this does sound bad like she was giving in. Yet, Midge chose happily to work in the store with a smile on her face. She was able to learn a new skill, make some new friends, and another outlet away from the troubles she has. When Midge was able to get this job, I believe, she was able to finally start to move on with her life from her tarnished marriage. Sure The Gaslight Cafe gave her the first outlet she needed, but having a career where she was able to make, at least some, decent money from the start was rare back then.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Reveals All The Work Women Do To Look Effortless +#refinery29You see, Midge Maisel grew up in a time where once you were a woman and married you were expected to be the perfect housewife. You were expected to stay home to cook, clean, and raise the children while your husband went off to work. There was no reason for her to have a career as that was chosen for her the moment she said “I do”. Having to move back in with her parents along with her children was far from her plans on her wedding day. Yet, it ended up happening to her. Even though she was angry and disappointed with what had happened to her, as she was believed her husband was the one, was not in her plans. But, I was able to learn from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel that waiting for the right time is important.

Watching Midge Maisel pick up the pieces from her broken marriage as she starts her life over is inspiring to me. In The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, I was able to find a source of happiness and comfort with the knowledge that I will be able to move on with my life when the timing is right. Midge Maisel lived in an era where it was expected of you to marry young and have children from a young age. I believe that there are many Midge Maisel’s living in the world right now who will end up finding happiness and joy when the time is right.

In no way this article a shame to anyone who has married young. I have seen couples who have married young living happily together. However, their timing was right with the right person. Everyone is different with their timing in life, for some people their time is earlier than others. 

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