With rawness and laughter, we see how one person’s decision impacts everyone around. Divorce is not a “private matter” between two people (sorry J-Lo). We all feel the impact of a failed relationship, seen in the movie with Cal and Emily’s son coming to terms with his parents’ split and its impact on his feelings about love.
As a child of divorce watching the movie with the man I hope to marry, their split felt personal. I enjoyed the intimate look at how things can go from good to bad right before our eyes. And seeing the onscreen drama made me thankful I didn’t have to witness my parents break up as a young child.
Divorce has become so commonplace in our society that the movie feels like ripping a band-aid off as a needed reminder we are still very much human with real feelings and desires to be loved.
As an African-American woman, I am a member of the most divorced demographic in the world, according to the latest Census stats. It’s one of the reasons I’m so passionate about teaching the skills to build healthy relationships. First dates and ring cuts are fun brunch topics, but communication, grace and forgiveness are necessary for happily ever after.
“Crazy, Stupid, Love” is a lesson on how small and connected our world is and how big the heart can stretch.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve done in the name of love?