Community//

How Disney princesses can mirror some women’s development in a relationship

What women states are when we act as Snow White, Cinderella, Rapunzel or Anna.

The Thrive Global Community welcomes voices from many spheres on our open platform. We publish pieces as written by outside contributors with a wide range of opinions, which don’t necessarily reflect our own. Community stories are not commissioned by our editorial team and must meet our guidelines prior to being published.

I notice how Disney princesses can mirror some women’s development in a relationship.

Snow White. You have problems, difficulties, you need friends’ help and to be saved by your partner. You are a victim of external circumstances, passive, and tend to find yourself in a dependent relationship. It’s more like a young woman’s life.

Cinderella. You are already taking the initiative yourself, but you still have some internal or external obstacles: study, work, I am leaving, but I want to stay, but I have to leave. You create your own drama, you stage losing a shoe, deep down you want your partner to run after you with the shoe, proving his love.

A healthy person will let you go, simply out of respect for your boundaries and desires.

Rapunzel. Some people with some success. The most difficult stage, I would say. This is when you put on a crown of self-conceit for yourself and put yourself in the tower of your own ego. From the height of your tower, you really see everyone as unworthy, not good enough. Someone is always to blame. I’m just very selective, you say. I have high standards.

There are also many Rapunzel men. All these narcissists say that everyone around them really wants them, but he is very picky.

In fact, at first, Rapunzel arouses interest, but then people notice their conceit and the size of the ego. 

Anna. We begin to feel a dissonance between social values, family expectations, and your authenticity: this call, the voice.

Well, for example, modern society says that you should be strong and independent, happy in your loneliness; the family expects some merit and success from you, and you begin to hear this call – the desire to be somewhere or with someone.

There are also many Frozen men. What exactly does society call cool for you, what your environment / family expects from you, does it match with your calling now, do you hear the voice?

Whether or not to follow it, is probably a matter of choice. But somewhere in an ideal world, we all maintain authenticity, know how to hear our call, and have the courage to follow it.

Just wondering what Disney has yet to present.

    Share your comments below. Please read our commenting guidelines before posting. If you have a concern about a comment, report it here.

    You might also like...

    Community//

    How Disney princesses can mirror some women’s development in a relationship

    by Anzhela Kalsynova
    Community//

    How Disney princesses can mirror some women’s development in a relationship

    by Anzhela Kalsynova
    Disney ruined love life no prince charming girl kissing frog
    Community//

    How Disney Ruined Love

    by Kari Tumminia

    Sign up for the Thrive Global newsletter

    Will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.

    Thrive Global
    People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.

    - MARCUS AURELIUS

    We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.