Marriage is not a one night thing; it entails more than saying “I love you” and “I love you back”, it’s an eternal commitment to one person and giving your life for him/her. It requires love, faith and like any other relationship, trust and open communication.
Communication in marriage or any relationship in particular is necessary in maintaining the bond of the individuals involved, and in this case, the husband and wife. As seen in the movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith, communication is vital. Some say married life requires shared mysteries and secrets to not lose the “spark” but there are limitations in this kind of aspect. In the movie, John and Jane Smith, after six years of being together, are having a very unhealthy relationship brought about by their real work and the level of secrecy it entails. They can’t fully tell each other what happened in their days work, what they really feel, and thus, cannot truly express themselves. However, as seen in the movie, the truth managed to emerge. At first, it caused a rift in the Smith’s marriage. It is actually normal, as Robert Louis Stevenson puts it; marriage is like life, that it is a field of battle, and not a bed of roses. And it was a battle indeed, but when the moment came that measured if John and Jane did really love each other, it was proven that they really do. They talked it out and revealed every secret each other has, and thus, their true relationship began. As Sydney Smith defined marriage, marriage resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated; often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing anyone who comes between them. As the movie shows, with openness and fluid communication between the couple, no bullet, no wound, no pain would become too unbearable because together Mr. & Mrs. Smith becomes one strong hardcore couple.
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