It is that time of year again, when all the lovey-dovey Facebook posts reach their peak. When the rose market experiences an “inexplicable” 300% mark up. When restaurants become filled to capacity and supermarket greeting card isles are packed with men frantically swooping in to scavenge the remaining few greeting cards available. (Been there, done that) With all the […]
I interact with quite a variety of couples in a given week, from optimistic pre-marital couples to venomous affairs and everything in between. Through out these interactions I’ve realized one of the common threads linking them all together, or at least 80% of them, is the belief in soul-mates. This seems innocent enough, right? False. I […]
The Apartment (1960)
Director: Billy Wilder
What to Expect: Mild sexually suggestive language
Summary: To try and get noticed amongst the corporate homogeny that surrounds him, insurance underling C.C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon) lends out his apartment to his higher ups so they can carry out their extramarital affairs, but what he doesn’t know is that one of those trysts involves the apple of his eye, Fran Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine), and his boss, Mr. Sheldrake (Fred MacMurray).
So I’ve got this theory about love. Actually it was more of a momentary thought, but I kinda like it. I believe that to the “self”, love is a progressive disease. I know, sounds harsh coming from an MFT right? Let me explain. As defined by dictionary.com, a disease is: “An impairment of the normal […]
Director: Guillermo del Toro
What to Expect: Fantasy violence, dabblings in occult mythology
Summary: Hellboy (Ron Perlman), a demon accidentally summoned from hell during a Nazi experiment in World War II, is raised liked a son by Professor Trevor Bruttenholm (John Hurt) and taught to fight the forces of evil in the world as part of the United States Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense.
After last week’s post, Is it wrong to marry young?, I find it important to discuss the alternative to this question; Is it wrong to stay single? (As in not married, not romantically unattached.) While some segments of society place judgment upon those marrying at an early age, there are still other segments, *cough* parents *cough*, […]
According to this blog, posted on the Huffington Post, one young, and divorced writer believes that raising the age of marriage to 25 would save much heartache and trouble; in fact, it may even improve the institution of marriage and the individuals getting married. You see, she married at the age of 24, and just […]
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Director: Michel Gondry
What to Expect: Mature meditations on love, mild sexuality, brief strong language
Summary: After learning that his girlfriend, Clementine Kruczynski (Kate Winslet), has undergone a procedure to have memories of their relationship erased from her mind, Joel Barish (Jim Carrey) signs up for the same procedure. Partway through, he decides he’s made a mistake and must find a way to cherish his rapidly disappearing memories of her.
Marriage Myth #5: Sex in marriage: “Unlimited nirvana or huge let-down?” This myth comes in two flavors, partially dependent on your sexual experience before marriage, and partially influenced by your expectations in marriage. For those with limited or no sexual experience before marriage, such as those who choose to abstain from sex before marriage, there […]
We all have certain myths that we just love to believe. From the guilty pleasure of believing in the Hollywood fairy tale, to still wondering if there is a pot of gold at the end of that rainbow, myths abound in our society. Unfortunately, myths also abound in our marriages. This series of posts will explore 5 […]