12 of the Best Carrie Bradshaw Love and Relationship Quotes
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Big was emotionally crippled by a series of failed relationships, the subject is often glossed over as him simply being selfish. Big's tendency to take major emotional steps in the relationship more slowly than Carrie is often portrayed as emotional unavailability rather than the caution born of a repeatedly broken heart. Carrie's misinterpretation of Mr. Big's inner turmoil as unreachable distance often creates larger issues because of her misplaced feelings of unworthiness, and due to her propensity for not communicating truthfully until too late, results in a lot of painful misunderstandings.
Carrie accepts no responsibility for her impatience and lack of empathy, often issuing ultimatums i. They break up repeatedly, over the course of two years for those reasons, before Big marries a gorgeous twenty-six-year-old socialite and Ralph Lauren employee named Natasha Bridget Moynahan after dating her for only five months.
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This hurts Carrie, as she wonders why he could take steps with Natasha that he refused to take with Carrie. It becomes obvious later that Mr. Big had simply skipped many of the important emotional steps before marriage, many of which he had definitely, if slowly, taken with Carrie, creating the problems of distance and unavailability between Big and Natasha, which Carrie had so feared in their own relationship.
Within seven months of his marriage, he begins to chafe at his matrimonial bonds and pines for Carrie; he initiates an affair with her. Carrie, who is in a committed relationship with Aidan Shaw at the time, feels guilty but continues to see Big. The affair continues until Natasha comes home unexpectedly and discovers Carrie fleeing—half dressed—from the marital apartment.
Natasha trips and breaks her tooth while chasing after Carrie, who ends up taking Natasha to the emergency room. As a result, Carrie ends the affair. Carrie later finds out that Big and Natasha have divorced.
Big and Carrie eventually become close friends. He relocates to Napa Valleyand they are able to discuss their other ongoing relationships with each other.
But their sexual chemistry always remains just below the surface, and their friendship never remains strictly platonic.
After reading Carrie's book, Big begins to understand how much he has hurt her, and he empathizes further when a woman he is dating treats him in a fashion similar to the way Big has treated Carrie: Although it ends up allowing Big to finally get past his inner pain, the comparison is rather crude.
Big grows as an emotional being, changing and evolving as the series progresses, moving past innate pain to suit Carrie's needs better, ostensibly becoming a "better man. He is rarely shown with other males, and when he is, they are usually credited as colleagues or acquaintances.
At one scene he is shown to spend New Year's Eve celebration alone, sitting at a restaurant, but seems to feel comfortable with the situation. Series finale[ edit ] The series finale, "An American Girl in Paris", ties together the loose ends of Carrie and Big's relationship and concludes their long, unconventional courtship. Absent for most of season six, Big suddenly reappears in Carrie's life near the end of the season, once again at the wrong time.
At this point, Carrie has grown tired and frustrated with Big's inconsistency and rebuffs him, but also realizes her behavior towards him has often pushed him away. However, Big is desperate to win Carrie back.
The season finale depicts his attempt to reunite with her. The series finale takes place over two episodes in which Carrie moves to Paris with her current boyfriend, Russian artist Aleksandr Petrovsky played by Mikhail Baryshnikov. She is on her way to her last dinner with the girls before departing for Paris. Big attempts to invite Carrie to dinner and drinks in order to apologize for the way he treated her, only to be turned down.
Carrie explains that she is moving to Paris with a man she's in a relationship with. Big asks Carrie when she was going to tell him that she was moving to Paris, a reference to the time earlier in their relationship when Big moved to Napa and almost didn't tell Carrie. Big teases her about moving to Paris with a Russian and then tries to tell her that she's "The One". Carrie loses her temper and tells Big that she is tired of having him interrupt her life and ruin her happiness for the past six years.
Then she rushes off to meet her friends for dinner, leaving Big alone and confused on the street. However, he ends up leaving later, in the middle of the night, breaking up with Carrie via a Post-it note which reads, "I'm sorry, I can't. Aleksandr Petrovsky[ edit ] Next, Carrie meets and begins a relationship with Aleksandr Petrovsky rus.
He is a rich, successful, and older Russian artist. Carrie enjoys the relationship, but problems arise when she discovers that he already has a daughter in her twenties, and he doesn't want any more children.
To ensure this, he has had a vasectomy. Carrie feels forced to choose between a long-term relationship with Petrovsky and the possibility of having children. She wonders if his love will be enough to compensate for the lack of children.
She decides to stay in the relationship, despite mounting evidence that he will never be able to fully commit to her emotionally, as he is a very self-involved artist, and even at one point he claims that Carrie is "not his friend", but his lover. He asks Carrie to leave her job and life in New York and move with him to Paris, where he has a museum show. After some degree of convincing, she accepts, giving up her job, her apartment, and her friends. But she finds herself to be lonely, disappointed, and confused upon her arrival, waiting for hours to meet with him, while he forgets his dates with her.
She doesn't speak French well, and Petrovsky often leaves her alone in order to tend to his own career. His ex-wife warns Carrie that the relationship will be all about him. Meanwhile, Carrie has no friends there, but things start to look up when she meets some fans of her book, and she agrees to meet them at a cafe.
However, a very anxious and panicking Alex begs her to accompany him to his museum show preview, and she agrees. But once there, he deserts her and seems to forget about her, and she realizes he doesn't need her. She rushes to meet with the fans, but they have left and mangled her book in the wake of her standing them up.
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In the series finaleafter an argument and Alex impulsively slaps her, Carrie leaves him after facing his emotional shortcomings and his inability to give her an appropriate amount of attention. While in the lobby of the hotel trying to secure a room of her own, she runs into Mr. Bigwho runs to defend her against Aleksandr. He finally understands that she is "the one" and pursued her to Paris with the encouragement of her friends. Carrie returns with Mr.
Big to New York City.
Sebastian Kydd[ edit ] Carrie shares her first kiss with Sebastian Kydd, a rich kid from town, at her swim club when she was He later becomes her boyfriend, and they share an on-and-off relationship throughout the first season of The Carrie Diaries. They broke up due to being incompatible. During the second season of The Carrie Diaries, the two reignite their love for each other. Sebastian leaves to California with his father, but he and Carrie maintain a long distance relationship.
When Sebastian returns to Manhattan, moving into Larissa's old apartment, Carrie realizes his interests have changed. Sebastian remains busy with interests in starting a clothing line and it causes problems in the relationship. Sebastian wanted to move to California to pursue his dreams, but Carrie wanted to stay in Manhattan to work for Interview Magazine. Carrie decides to say yes to a full-time job offer at Interview but loses her chances at going to NYU. She is later fired because of a dispute between Larissa, and Andy.
Carrie tries to attend NYU, but she is told it is too late. After hearing about Carrie's situation, Sebastian decides to invite her to go live with him in Malibu where he will work on his clothing business. Carrie agrees to move until she later realizes she belongs in Manhattan. The two say their final goodbyes at Larrisa's wedding. George Silver[ edit ] Carrie's second boyfriend. She starts dating George after meeting him at her internship at a law firm.
She ends their relationship after he tries to force her to have sex in the back of a car.
Throughout the relationship she still has feelings for Sebastian, using George to incite feelings of jealousy in Sebastian. Carrie attends a role play of Weaver's piece. We felt it, too. But, at the same time, it was pretty hilarious. Remember when she found her picture in his drawer? And then they went out to dinner and he introduced her as his girlfriend?
You could see the butterflies practically flying out of her stomach! The Time He Showed Up: No one believed Big would show up to the dinner to meet the girls, not even Carrie. But the moment they turned to see him at the top of the stairs waving to the group of girls was the moment everyone had a newfound hope in love especially Miranda.
So, Big decided to go and get married to Natasha. But no one can forget this pivotal scene between the two exes when she simply looks at him and says, "Your girl is lovely, Hubbell. That will make your heart hurt every time. In an attempt to be friendly, the former flames met for a lunch date. They were near a body of water. At one point, Carrie freaked out that Big was going to plant a smooch on her face, and the two ended up falling into the lake.
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It was funny and oh-so-sweet.