Love and Relationship
Life Lesson From Runaway Bride9:30 AM
Life lesson from Runaway Bride:"How would you like your egg?"
In the movie Runaway Bride, lead female character Maggie Carpenter (Julia Roberts) was always almost married before she met Ike (Richard Gere) who pointed out what's wrong with her.
Maggie does not have her own identity, so much so that she doesn't even know what kind of egg she likes. It changes from boiled to sunny side up to whatnot depending on what the man she's dating likes.
Reminds you of anyone?
Life Lesson From Runaway BrideMost people tend to adjust to their partners' wants that leads them to lose their own identity. They want to please the other person so much that they are afraid to show their real self and speak their minds.
It's okay to compromise to keep a balance in every relationship. What is not okay is neglecting your own needs and sacrificing your own happiness for the other person's sake all the time.
Relationships is about give and take. If you are the only giver, you end up with nothing. Eventually, the relationship that you have been trying to save by sacrificing your needs will destroy you and your partner.
It is important to establish rules and put your cards on the table on the onset of the relationship.
Honesty may be inconvenient at first but it will go a long way. Pretending to be somebody you're not will eventually take its toll. Everybody wants a healthy, honest relationship.
When you know what you really want, your partner will honor it and will be willing to compromise.Unless of course he is selfish in which case you need to end the deal before it's too late.
Don't pretend to be somebody you're not just so the other person will like and accept you. That is a sure recipe for a disastrous relationship.
Now, how would you like your egg?
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