At A Voice for Men, a contributor known as typhonblue wrote a great faery tale for his readers. This story concerns the pampered princesses who drive men (and supposedly themselves) to their doom. I had a great read, and typhonblue reminded me of the importance of classic faery tales without the Disney rewrites.
Faery tales / folk tales were created to tell a story which conveys an important lesson. The endings are often dark, morbid, and devoid of happy endings. To force a happy ending is a very dishonest method of teaching a lesson to a child. Rarely is life a "happy ending." Happiness is temporary and must be enjoyed whenever and wherever someone should receive it. It is not a constant, it is a feeling of bliss between normal human life (otherwise known as unhappiness).