Relationship Lessons We Learned From “A Second Chance”

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You’ve probably all seen “A Second Chance”. After all, that movie did cause quite an uproar of emotion from the fans. It’s fair to say, the movie itself has been an emotional rollercoaster for both Popoy and Basha and the viewers, and there’s a few things we can all take away from it. Especially those of us who are dealing with some problems in our relationship or in our marriage. So let’s see what relationship lessons we learned from “A Second Chance”.

 

 

1.Trust
This movie brought up the issue of trust a number of times. It brilliantly dealt with the issue of trusting your significant other to make the right decision, it also brought up the question of betrayal of trust and how to move past that, how to learn to trust again. All of these thing hit quite close to home, don’t they?
A lot of couples deal with trust issues. Some of us just never learned to trust someone and others got betrayed and made a decision to never trust anyone again. The thing is, you have to learn to trust your partner. Trust really is the most important thing in a relationship, and we all have to learn to be vulnerable sometimes and just trust our partner and they have to do the same. If there’s no trust in the relationship, that relationship is doomed.
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2.Money Troubles
“A Second Chance” explored the issue of financial stability and the issue of always wanting to earn more, to the point where Popoy agreed to so many projects and overworked himself so much that it nearly caused him to become bankrupt. It also showed how focusing solely on financial goals isn’t always the best idea, as it can sometimes result in you having absolutely no time for your partner.
There’s nothing wrong with being ambitious and always wanting to achieve more and to earn more. In fact, that’s a good quality to have. People who think that way are very career driven and usually very successful. However, it’s always important to have realistic expectations. Take a step back, think about your workload and goals and just take everything a step at a time. It’s also really important to set aside quality time for your partner. After all, life isn’t all about work projects. You have to invest some time into your relationship too.
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3. Doubts and What Ifs
If there’s one thing we should all take away from the movies is that there’s nothing worse you can do for yourself and your relationship than have doubts. Thinking “what if this” and “what if that”, contemplating the pros and cons of being in a relationship and especially in a marriage, thinking what would your life be like if you did something different. All these things make love go cold in the shades of doubt. It’s not good for anyone. Instead you should always try to focus on the present and be grateful for what you have and think of ways to make it better.
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4.Nobody’s Perfect
We all have our flaws and we all have a dark side that we’d like to keep secret, but occasionally it shows up out of the blue. Those flaws and hidden dark sides usually don’t show up at once. Our partners seem perfect in the first stages of a relationship. However, the longer you are with someone, the more you risk seeing their flaws and negative character traits. Those things are usually brought out in stressful situations. At that moment most people start thinking “oh wow this isn’t the person I fell in love with”. The best thing you can do is to accept that no one is perfect, and the fact that you now know this side of your partner might just bring you even closer.
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5.Good Relationships Are Worth Fighting For
As they say, “if you’re going through hell, keep going”. Everyone hits a rough patch in their relationship from time to time. It’s important to remember the happy times and focus on the good things. Believe that everything will be ok in the end, and if it’s not ok, it’s not the end. Some relationships look easy from the outside, but you never know exactly how much work goes into that. So remember that good relationships are worth fighting for, as was the case with Popoy and Basha. It’s the fact that they’re not perfect, they have their problems and disagreements that makes them so relatable. As the movie title suggests, you should always give people a second chance. Who knows, they just might surprise you.
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