How 'Hope Springs' Can Save Your Marriage

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How 'Hope Springs' Can Save Your Marriage [EXPERT]
Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carrell show us how to revive romance!

The new film Hope Springs is a captivating drama-comedy starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carrell. It has the emotional depth of Ingmar Bergman's Scenes From A Marriage, plus hilarious moments and a happy ending that delights audiences and creates a commercial hit. 'Hope Springs': A Revolutionary Film About Marriage

Director, David Frankel, and writer, Vanessa Taylor tenderly tell the story of the magical rebirth of a dead marriage. It is heartbreaking to watch the dull, lifeless interactions and habits that developed during the three decade marriage of Kay and Arnold, played with quiet intensity by Meryl Streep and bully brilliance by Tommy Lee Jones. Single Over 50? Why You Should Try Online Dating

The opening scenes show us what happens to a once passionate couple after they lack the desire and love skills to keep things fresh and exciting in their relationship. Fortunately, your desire can be revived and love skills can be relearned. I help couples make this transformation in my work as "America's Love Guide." And I was delighted to see how the renowned couples counselor, subtly played by Steve Carrell, guided eager Kay and resistant Arnold through the process of reviving passion, intimacy, fun and undying love in their marriage. 7 Of The Worst Ways To Break Up With Your Partner

If your relationship needs a romantic rescue, take mental notes and duplicate the sexercises you discover as Steve Carrell tenderly guides the rebirth of a marriage.

If you've settled for sexless, robotic interactions with your partner, you will understand Meryl Streep when she says that she'd rather be alone than feel so alone in her marriage. Thankfully, she clings to the hope that she and her husband can bring back the feelings that brought them together. And she takes action on her hope, investing her personal savings to discover how to create a relationship that satisfies and delights them again.

I was moved to see how this durable couple made the journey from lost love to the fire of love, and how they showed their grown children and grandchildren that it can be done. The whole family experienced joyful growth because Kay and Arnold took the emotional and financial risks to rebuild a marriage they love.

It's an unfortunate statistic that half of married couples, who end up in divorce court and break up families, seem to give up hope that passion, romance and love can be rekindled and sustained for a lifetime. It's unfortunate that many couples who stay together actually go from soulmates to roommates, who settle for a dull, disconnected interactions that kill the soul a little more each day. You discover the remedy that revives a dull, unsatisfying love life as you see how it's done by Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and love guide, Steve Carrell in Hope Springs.

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