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Famous Love Story In The Seventies

Updated on September 9, 2014

The Love Story

I am going to be quit frank with you. I am not one that is really into love stories per say. Unless it is more realistic and not like a fairy tale. There are a small number of Love stories that really inspired me. The fairy tales ones are just to good to be true this day and age rare and few. Blessed are they that are the few.

I am using Love Story as an example to make a point about love. Being a young kiddo when that movie aired back in the 70's I really don't remember a whole lot about it except someone died and I was bawling my eyes out because of the greatness of their love for eachother and the loss.

Then there was this phrase that became really popular back then among the teenagers of that time and that phrase was: "Love means never having to say your sorry" Well of course after that you weren't supposed to say your sorry because if you did that mean't you really didn't love eachother. Silly as it sounds but teenagers of that decade took that phrase literally.

If you never have to say your sorry then you best not hurt the other person so that you won't have to say your sorry. But you know even if you don't intend to hurt the one you love you will because being human that is just the way it is no matter how much you love that person it happens.

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Love Story - A Movie Played by Ryan O'Neal and Ali MacGraw

This (Love Story) won seven academy awards. It was nominated for Best picture, best director and best actress. It also won an Oscar for Francis Lai's Original Music Score.

What Do You Think - Does Love Mean You Don't Have To Say Your Sorry?

I shared how I felt about the meaning of "Love means never having to say I am sorry" Let me share about my own personal experience with that kind of stuff.

Being married to a man for almost 20 years and yes I know I have used this example in some of my other lens. But this is a common example that a lot of us are facing today. My now ex husband never once told me that he was sorry for his part in our failed marriage instead he told my children basically that it was my fault.

He is the one that had an affair, he never once told me; the mother of his children that he was sorry. Maybe he wasn't in love with me anymore.. but the fact remains is that I am the mother of his children and I (owned) some respect for staying with him and remaining faithful for all those years. In stead the new woman gets all the respect.

I don't even get a sorry from him, although they both were sleeping with each other well we were still married. Not one sorry! There are many kinds of love, love for a friend, child, partner etc. Well I still love my ex only because he is the father of my children and I spent a good amount of my life with this man. But I am not in love with him. I care about what happens to him that is the kind of love I am talking about.

I think if he would of told me that he was SORRY for all the heart ache he put me through I think that things would be different today. If only he said how SORRY he was. But no I never heard him say that only blame me to my kids. That is why I have no respect toward him on top of all that.

"Love does mean that you have to say your sorry."

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It takes Love and Strength - To apologize


It is necessary for both persons to be willing to apologize when you hurt the other person involved. Because if not resentment can build up in that relationship.

I don't care how strong your relationship is you have to be willing to say I am sorry, because in the long run that marriage or relationship will most likely end if you don't.

It is silly I never heard of anyone basing their relationship on a mutual understanding that no apologies are needed, that is crazy, if that is the case it sure has to be rare. Saying I'm sorry is just as necessary when we hurt someone as saying I love you.

I don't see anywhere where it says that you have to apologize in the bible but there are many scriptures that say that you need to forgive and to be forgiving.

Sometimes The Hardest Thing To Do - Is To Say I Am Sorry

I think that the hardest thing to do for a lot of us is to say I am sorry. Sometimes we do need to say I am sorry if we want to be forgiving.

We have all done things in our life to make us feel ashamed or bad. Maybe you have hurt someone without meaning too. The best thing we can do for that someone is to go to them and ask that person to forgive us and let them know how sorry you are.

Even if the relationship is over with. You will allow the opportunity for healing if you at least make the effort to show you care by asking someone you hurt for forgiveness and letting them know that you are truly sorry.

Now if your one of these people who are only sorry because you got caught well that to me is not genuine that is out of selfishness and pride not concern for the other person. To me that is not really being sorry.

Mark 11 v 25

And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins."


We also forgive so that our prayers will not be hindered: Even if that person says their sorry or not. If we want our sins to be forgiving we must forgive. Just like I must forgive my ex. even though he never said he was sorry. If he did, like I said things would be different between him and I today. Instead 19 years of knowing and caring for someone it all was thrown away.

My Point

Love Does Mean You Have To Say I am Sorry

Love Story

Ok you had a misunderstanding

Well here is another way of getting out of the doghouse, buy her or him a gift that shows them how much they mean to you by saying I am sorry this way. I know that sometimes words just can't always express the way you feel but actions can help :)

What are your thoughts on that simple phrase? - Love means never having to say your sorry

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