Lets discuss this story.
Now, don't get me wrong... There are parts in the story that are very inspirational and the film was absolutely beautiful, i mean who could not want to go to Bali after seeing that?
But, the beginning of the story disturbs me, like to the point where I think about it a lot and kinda want to punch a wall or something. The book makes it seem a bit more rash. when she decides to leave her husband, her being super depressed and all, but still, it doesn't justify it at all!!!
Everywhere I go lately people are talking about Eat Pray Love...and most all the ladies that are married talk about how inspirational it was and how they feel the same way about their marriages and would love to just leave their husbands and go travel. Seriously???
Human beings do not take marriage serious these days. Nobody is making you get married, its your decision in the first place, and when you make that serious decision you better darned well be set on being with that person for forever. GO FIND YOURSELF BEFORE YOU GET MARRIED!!! It is so important.
So, she leaves her husband because she is miserable, right? But doesn't she seem super depressed and lonely until she finds love again at the end of the story in Bali..? Well, it shows the beginning of her relationship with the suave guy in Bali... Just about every relationship is bliss for a certain amount of time. But then you discover their faults, and things get harder...but that is when you truly make the CHOICE to love them still. Marriage is compromise, trust, and unselfish love. The women (liz), is never going to become happy unless she simply chooses to be by those three things.
One thing I did love from the film was to spend about 20 minutes a day either meditating, praying, scripture reading etc. and, live your life to the fullest. Those two things make the biggest difference in life... but you don't have to divorce your spouse to live your life to the fullest. Live life with them, and if for some reason you decided to marry someone who doesn't want to travel like you and your marriage depends on you traveling, then go travel with out them. If they are not willing to compromise and go travel with you sometimes then it is their own problem and it shouldn't hold you back. But divorce never makes things easier or better for anyone. (A year ago I would have said that nobody should EVER get divorced until we experience heart break in our family with someone being unfaithful. I finally was able to see first hand that some people are better off.) It is just her reasoning for leaving him that bothers me I guess...
Am I just a young girl in love and completely bias?
If anyone has insight I would love to hear it.