Oh please! This is ridiculous!
December 26, 2008 12:38pm CST
Last week, researchers at Heriot Watt University's Family and Personal Relationships Laboratory in Edinburgh, which studies best practices in relationship counseling, completed a study of 40 Hollywood romantic comedies released between 1995-2005. They found that problems typically reported by couples in relationship counseling at their counseling center reflect misconceptions about love and romance depicted in Hollywood films. Are Romantic Movies Bad For You? With domestic abuse, Child neglect,abuse, elderly neglect etc the list goes on and on this is what they are researching? http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1868389,00.html
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7 Jan 09
Years ago, we used to get scolded because we believed that things were like they were in the romantic novels, girl falls for handsome older guy, evil woman tries to steal him away, girl misunderstands, evil woman realizes that she is really in love with that cad with the mustache, handsome older guy and girl get married and all live happily ever after. But it certainly is nothing to start researching. Everyone knows that romantic comedies like romantic novels are not real. They are made up fantasies. Start researching something else.
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7 Jan 09
It is an important thing to reflect upon. Fairy tales and movies set a certain expectation for love and marriage. When a young man or woman finds that marriage is hard work and requires devotion, sacrifice, and forgiveness.. this in no way reflects what they have been 'trained' to believe. It is like teaching children about Santa Clause and letting them reach adulthood with these delusions intact. Reality comes crashing down and there is a sense of betrayal and bitterness. Real relationships should also be shown in movies. Where there is some reason why the two people are attracted and something which demonstrates that, ultimately, the relationship is healthy despite problems.