agree or disagree?

love story - love means never having to say you're sorry.
@mari_skye (1638)
Philippines
May 28, 2007 7:47pm CST
there is this old movie entitled "love story" wherein there was a line that says "love means never having to say you're sorry." awwwwwww...... in the movie it is very romantic but when i think about it, i don't think i agree with it. in a relatioship it is a given that there will be some misunderstanding, disagreements and miscommunication. all these, for me i think requires someone to say sorry in order to make amends. never having to say sorry will have to mean allowing yourself to be treated badly. what about you? what do you think of this line?
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@jlara_gtr34 (3492)
• Philippines
29 May 07
hello there. i havent really seen the movie but i have the book, the original paperback one. :) i have read it and i think i finished reading it in half a day only. :) the story was so great and even though it was just a book, no images or anything, that book really made me weep like a baby. lolz. :) i do agree, it really is very romantic but i dont believe in "love means never having to say im sorry". for me, that only exists in fiction, because in real life, people who dont accept apologies from someone they love, even if they have been wronged, can feel really sad and maybe that would be the basis that someone whould have to go out in a relationship. for me, in real life, someone must really accept the mistakes and just say sorry so that the hurt wont aggravate and they can be happy again by forgetting the past mistakes, after some good and sincere apologies of course. :)
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@mari_skye (1638)
• Philippines
29 May 07
hmmmmm, i never thought the movie was adapted from a book. i would love to have a copy of that book!:) anyway, yes i do agree with you. saying sorry IS an essential part of a relationship. i believe love alone could not sustain every wrong a person does, we have to say sorry and admit to our faults. thanks for sharing.
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@pilbara (1436)
• Australia
29 May 07
I guess it is all about context. I haven't seen the movie but I suppose there was a reason for this line. Out of that context though I don't think it is a good idea, if you mistreat someone then of course you should apologise and this is particularly important if it is someone that you love.
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@mari_skye (1638)
• Philippines
29 May 07
it's a romantic movie of young love and standing by your man kind of movie. i remember they had a disagreement and when the man was about to say sorry, the lady stopped him and said that "famous" line. i do agree with your stand. thanks for sharing your thought.
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@tina12679 (1126)
• United States
29 May 07
I agree with you. If there is a disagreement or argument then someone has got say that they are sorry perferably both parties because then it is that you didnt want to fight but then if both are sorry at the same time then neither are saying that they are the wrong party and that makes it a better way to end a fight.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
29 May 07
I saw the movie about 15 times. I believe that statement is false if you really love someone. It's called being caring and considerate. If someone did me wrong and couldn't say I am sorry then I would assume they didn't love me.
• Philippines
29 May 07
If you love a person, you would immediately say sorry once you realize that youve done something wrong. This line however has been too popular because of the content, not because of the context. It's a poetic gesture which means when you love a person, you forgive with al your heart even if he says sorry or not. Its like saying, I love you and I forgive you always.
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@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
29 May 07
Though I agree with you but I also see the point of what the statement is trying to impart. When you love someone UNCONDITIONALLY, you would really forgive whatever hurt that someone caused you even without that someone asking sorry. It is part of acceptance and of being unconditional. However on the point of the one doing the wrong, it is also not good not to apologize when one knows one has done something wrong. One has to acknowledge and make amends of ones mistakes.
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• Brazil
30 May 07
I think that the love is simpler of what complicated words but if it does not have to consider it thus.
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@LCecelia (1124)
• United States
29 May 07
Ah, that is one of my favorite movies. I don't remember what led up to this famous line but I seem to remember it had something to do with the struggles they had trying to make a life together. Also the fact that his dad was such a tough cookie who disinherited Oliver because he insisted on marrying Jennifer, who was not from the high society set. Memories....I think I may have to get a copy from the video store and watch it again.
• India
29 May 07
relationships ar enot made on compromise. saying sorry does not mean you are lower than any one. mistakes can be corrected and if you say sorry the mistake should not be repeated. thats how it works.
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• United States
29 May 07
I have seen this movie and it is romantic but in a true relationship you do have to say your sorry. Otherwise your mate will think that you don't care. When I am wrong I don't hesitate to say so. We are humans and are going to make mistakes. So in a romantic movie this is fine but in real life it is necessary to say I am sorry to help smooth over some of the hurtful things that are said and done.
• China
30 May 07
love means shouldn't never having to say you're sorry love is wto people to establish a family to assume responsibility