Okay. I admit it. I’m hopelessly romantic. My video collection is comprised of 99% romantic comedies.
As Good As It Gets. The Cutting Edge. Dan in Real Life. Enchanted. Everafter. Hope Floats. Joe vs. the Volcano. The Kid. The Mask of Zorro. Miss Congeniality. Overboard. Pretty Woman. Pride and Prejudice. The Runaway Bride. The Shop Around the Corner. Sabrina. Sense and Sensibility. Shall We Dance? Sleepless in Seattle. Something’s Gotta Give. What Women Want. When Harry Met Sally. You’ve Got Mail.
Next, the boy wins the girl … or at least gets her attention. Then he screws something up … or at least she thinks he did. And the rest is about getting her back. Which takes less than 2 hours, of course.
We’re set up from the start to believe they will get together and live happily ever after. It’s the way love’s meant to be, right?
So why do our own love stories end painfully? Well, because love takes more than 2 hours to develop. And because, despite popular belief, it isn’t always the guy who screws things up.
That’s why I love my job. I get to help couples figure out what has gone wrong with their relationship. But most of all, I love helping the boy win back the girl.
I told you I’m hopelessly romantic.