SBS Weekend drama “Goddess of Marriage” 4 different types of marriages.
Song Ji Hye (Nam Sang Mi), Hong Hye Jung (Lee Tae Ran), Song Ji Sun (Jo Min Soo) and Eun Hee (Jang Young Nam) are going through different stages of marriages. This drama has been dealing with the conflicts in marriages realistically.
Song Ji Hye who wanted a genuine & pure love, compromised with the reality of relationship & marriage. She chose Kim Tae Wook (Kim Ji Hoon) and has a hard time adjusting to her new life as a chaebol’s daughter-in-law. She has different values and views life differently from her conglomerate in-laws. The stress weighs her down and it indirectly causes her infertility. Although she wanted to keep working at the radio station, but she forced herself to resign from her much-loved job. The consistent demands & nagging from her mother-in-law and sister-in-law make her enduring a miserable marriage.
Hong Hye Jung is abandoned by her wealthy husband, Kim Tae Jin (Kim Jung Tae). Married for 7 years, she silently endured her mother-in-law’s harsh treatment. Her father-in-law who carefully observed her, finally rewarded her patience & obedience with a coveted position at his company. She has successfully climbed up as a Vice President in that company within one year. In order to escape from her poverty, Hye Jung endures hard separation from her husband who’s having affair with Nam Mi Ra & extreme conflict from her in-laws. No wife expected this sort-of separation from her husband, but this is a reality that she has to deal with, so she’s moving on without any regret.
Song Ji Sun has a happy & lively marriage life with her husband, Jang Soo. After 26 years of marriage and three children, she now has to deal with her sister-in-law and brother-in-law’s marital problem. She took her in-laws’ family with stride. A career-woman who has been working so hard for more than 20 years, her Vice President finally recognized her exceptional ability and gave her the promotion she deserved. She sheds lots of tears because of overworking and tiredness. She’s a realistic example of working moms who are struggling to balance her work & family.
Eun Hee & her husband Seung Soo (Jang Hyun Sung) were a campus couple and have been married for 10 years. She has been a loyal & dedicated wife, mother, sister-in-law, daughter-in-law to her family & in-laws, like any other housewives. Worked as a banker prior to her marriage, but left her successful job to be a housewife. She witnessed her husband’s affair, her heart got really heavy and her tears poured out. When her husband asked for a divorce, she decided to leave the house & her family. She’s now trying to regain her life back and find her true self again. She’s building her life as she promises her son that she’ll never divorce her husband and will come back to her family.
What do you think of these 4 different types of marriage? Do you think this drama has been successfully portraying them realistically? Which couple do you like the most?
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