Monday, March 9, 2009

Catch and Release

I watched Catch & Release this weekend. A real tear jerker - but with a good lesson (or 2).

Summary:

The groom drives off for his bachelor's weekend and dies. His funeral then takes place on their wedding day. The bride-to-be/widow
then finds herself in the midst of lots of drama ie. Mom-in-law asks for the family heirloom on her finger and a possible child that her departed beloved supported.


Facts:
  • Women tend to rely on their boyfriends/fiances/husbands too much and then something happens and they suddenly have to get up and take control.
  • Women tend to trust too easily and are always the last to know about affairs.
  • Some women too easily let their bf/fiances take the lead in the relationship - when this ends the woman is left to drown in normal life.
The Lessons:
  • If you live with a guy (and depend on his share of the rent etc) then you need to have a signed contract/agreement.
  • Never just trust your partner blindly, but don't be completely psycho about his getaway weekends.
  • Get your will done if you intend on getting married but put a clause in that says this part only kicks in when you are married etc. (In the event of you procrastinating with your will in future.)
  • Make sure you can afford to maintain a lifestyle and home even if it is just for a few months after a break-up/death - just until you can get a new roommate or move to something cheaper.
As always, keep on dating and have fun!

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