I sat home watching a marathon of chick flicks on Valentine’s Day because of the flu. I chose to watch my favorites that helped me when my marriage to Don was at it’s darkest moments. Other movies, I chose because they had great messages about love and forgiveness.
I can share these with you now, because we finally like and love each other after 17 years of marriage. It took these following movies to help me dig deep and love him. Some we watched together and they opened up dialogue. Others, I watched alone and cried like a baby because it was me on the screen.
These movies will make you laugh and others will make you cry. Some will make you do both. I know when I was watching them, I cried a lot but then I found a lesson in all of them. They all will help reaffirm your love for your significant other.
The Queen taught me to just GO FOR IT in life! LL Cool J taught me to let the one you love know it.
The Back Up Plan
I saw some much of myself in Jenifer Lopez’s character. I saw just how guarded I was. Once I decided to be honest with my husband about my fears, he was able to come in and help me navigate through some of them.
This movie helped me to see love, relationships and responsibilities from a man’s point of view.
The Best Man Holiday
This movie had me so messed up. Every time I watch it, I am forced to take a personal assessment of myself.
Why Did I Get Married?
Why Did I Get Married Too?
The Story of Us
This movie is like looking at me and Don on the big screen. We went through every emotion featured. We had some of the same conversations in the trailer.
Waiting To Exhale
This was the 1st movie I watched about relationships as a single woman. I rewatch it every now and again.
This movie came out right around the time we tried marriage counseling like the 100th time. I learned more from this movie than from counseling.
This is 40
This movie was another one of them where we were like, “who gave the director’s the screenplay to our married life”? I was so like the wife in this movie.
Which of these movies hit home for you and why?