Dating Advice

How Many Exes Does it Take to Completely Break Your Heart?

Last night I couldn’t sleep, like I literally pulled an all nighter. My work schedule (working mostly evenings) mixed with waking up every morning at 4am to make Nate lunch and coffee has gotten my sleep schedule all screwy.

So, because I couldn’t sleep last night, I thought I might as well catch up on some movies from the library since they all came at once. I ended up watching Two Days in Paris. It’s not quite a romantic comedy, more like a “post-romantic” comedy. Not the kind of love story where they’re in any kind of longing or conflict that causes two people from being together. Instead, it’s a look into a relationship at the 2 year mark. A 2 day trip to Paris brings a couple in contact with the woman’s many exes.

Julie Delphy is my shero. She wrote it, directed it, edited it, and EVEN wrote some of the songs for it! What an amazing, brilliant woman!

She is so beautiful and feminine in that very distinctively effortless French way.

I just wanted to share the very last scene of the movie: the voiceover writing is pretty brilliant if you ask me. Can you relate to this at all?

Some things worth noting:

  • If you don’t know the person you love, you can’t really love them fully. Love is real when you truly know the person, the good and the bad, and love them despite it.
  • It’s hard to commit to one person for a lifetime, promising them that you won’t run when there is a problem, but instead you will stay and work at it.
  • Someone can go from loving you madly and then not at all. That’s the reality and the risk of love.
  • There’s a moment in life when you can’t recover anymore from another breakup.

And my favorite line?

    And even when he wakes you up every day by sneezing in your face…well, you love his sneezes more than anyone else’s kisses.

Also, speaking of exes, I did this guest post on one surefire way to get your ex’s attention if you’re interested.

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I love thinking about the intricacies of dating, love and life. I share my tiny lessons in the hope that it helps you as you navigate the dating world.

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