Women all over the country looked forward to the release of another one of Streep's movies - It's Complicated. It was the first time in a long time we've seen men in their 50's dating and being attracted to women their own age.
All of us tend to repeat the mistakes of the past and are still vulnerable when it comes to matters of the heart. We sometimes re-imagine past relationships, romanticizing them and their consequences and in doing so, miss out on something fabulous that’s waiting for us in the present.
It can be easy, especially when you’re single or unhappy in your current relationship, to wonder about the “one that got away” and reminisce about the good times, completely forgetting whatever valid reasons you had to end the relationship in the first place. The opposite can also be true – settling for a relationship that makes you completely miserable for fear that this is as good as it gets.
Whether you’re in something and trying to get out or watching from the sidelines and trying to get in, remember the old saying “wherever you go, that’s where you are?” It’s trite but true. Changing your status in life, doesn’t change who you are at your core, only you can do that. The fact is, it all can be very complicated – relationships, love, happiness - if it were easy, finding it wouldn’t be our life’s work. But at the end of the day as complicated as it all is, it is worth it.