Several nights ago I watched the movie “Runaway Bride” starring actress Julia Roberts and actor Richard Gere. The plot involves a bride named Maggie (Roberts) who left three grooms at the altar. As she walks down the aisle, she panics then runs out the door.
In the film, main character Maggie attempted to be someone else in each relationship she had.
She was not honest with herself. She did not really know herself or let her suitors know the real Maggie.
We hear this happen among marriages. People grow apart. Couples try to “find themselves” again at different points in the relationship.
The easy thing to do is to run out the door, to escape from facing the reality of uncertainty. But as character Ike (Gere) tells Maggie in the movie,
“I guarantee that there will be tough times. I guarantee that at one moment or another, one of us will want to get out. But I also guarantee that if I don’t ask you to be mine, I’ll regret it for the rest of my life.” [Read more…]