Scientific research (by actual scientists) has proven that romantic movies ruin our love lives. The problem, according to dating expert and psychotherapist Dr Wendy Walsh, is that films end at the beginning of a relationship. ‘In real-life, that’s when the work starts. Movies make us believe that it’s all about finding the right person. But picking a partner is only about ten percent of having a healthy relationship. The rest of it is about relationship skills.’
But what about movie couples? The guys and gals on screen who meet, fall in love and leave us with a happy-ever-after glow as the credits roll? Would they work in real life? We asked Dr Walsh, the author of ‘The 30-Day Love Detox’ and resident expert at www.DatingAdvice.com, for her expert opinion on four famous movie couples.*
*Warning, contains spoilers and unhappy endings.
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