What was I waiting for? A post credit scene no thanks to Marvel Cinematic Universe for teaching me how to be patient after a movie is done. An assurance from Tyler that, what I had just witnessed was purely fiction, and not based on true events.
Of course, that assurance never came; it did not need to. I was already convinced that, I had seen this movie before. Or my next door neighbour. The young and naive woman in the relationship made difficult and painful sacrifices for her man, despite the warnings of her family. She made her sacrifices out of love, belief and unshakable resolve.
All she ever wanted was to see her man happy and successful. Her man, on his part, seemed like all she thought he was. He had drive, focus and determination. And he appeared to love her in the same measure. Until it became clear that, everything was not the way it seemed. And then came rage, hatred, pain, regret, violence, revenge. One question I kept asking myself after seeing the movie was, was the woman, Melinda wrong in reacting the way she did after her painful split from her husband, Robert?
She was ostracized by her family for sticking with him. After eighteen fruitless years of waiting and hoping and wishing that everything would be fine, she finally reached her breaking point.
She had given and given and given and she could not give anymore. Not because she did not want to, but because she could not afford to. She literally had nothing left to give. No money, no motivation, no energy, no love. And what did she get from her husband in those eighteen years of giving?
But then, how much responsible was Robert for all the troubles Melinda had to go through? Or was he simply misunderstood? Was Melinda a nutcase? Acrimony got me reflecting on life, love and choices.
Hereunder are the top ten lessons I learnt from the movie: Love unconditionally but love with reason. Two perfect people may not be perfect together. Anger is a choice.
And it is never a good one. When you are angry, the best thing to do is nothing. Just let the anger subside.
Social media does not need to know everything that happens in your relationship. This could put so much strain on your relationship. Swallow your pride and make amends as soon as possible, irrespective of who is wrong. Trust, once broken, can never be regained. Have you seen the movie? What did you make of it? Do you agree with the foregoing lessons?
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