Forever My Girl – Based on the Best-Selling Novel – Opens Friday

Forever My Girl
PG | 1h 44min | Drama, Music, Romance

 

 

Synopsis: Forever My Girl tells the story of music super-star Liam Page (Alex Roe) who left his bride, Josie (Jessica Rothe), at the altar choosing fame and fortune instead. However, Liam never got over Josie, his one true love, nor did he ever forget his Southern roots in the small community where he was born and raised. When he unexpectedly returns to his hometown for the funeral of his high school best friend, Liam is suddenly faced with the consequences of all that he left behind. Forever My Girl is an uplifting romantic film about second chances. It releases in theaters on January 19.

 

Based on the Best-Selling Book Forever My Girl by Heidi McLaughlin

How do you keep the romance alive in your marriage or relationship?

Keeping romance alive is something we have struggled with. 25 years and 5 kids later life has gotten in the way all too often. Several years back I found that while I still loved my husband most of the passion and romance was gone. I didn’t look forward to spending time with him and preferred to pursue my own individual interest and spend time alone. There had been no infidelity or other indiscretions but we had definitely grown apart and were not close like we had once been. I think that’s typical for all too many couples. What you do once you hit that point is key to finding happiness. Do you throw away years of what you have been building or do you work through it and learn to love again?

We worked through it. My husband found a website online called Marriage Builders and together we started applying their principles and guidelines to rebuild our marriage. Several years later I can say that working together and spending time together has made a huge difference. Once again I am deeply in love with my husband and look forward to spending time with him.

So how do we keep the romance alive in our marriage?

My husband and I spend uninterrupted alone time together every day. Each Sunday afternoon we sit down to calendar and plan something to do together each and every day. Most days it is something simple such as watching a show from a favorite TV series or playing a board game. Some nights we rent a movie from Redbox or watch one on Netflix.  One night a week we typically go to a yoga class or exercise together. Occasionally we go out to eat or to a movie. On Saturday’s we take turns planning our weekly date. One week it is my turn and the next it is his. This keeps some variety in the things we do as we spend time together. Marriage Builders suggests 14 uninterrupted hours spent together each week. We rarely hit that number but spending at least an hour together each day having positive interactions and doing things we enjoy together has strengthened our relationship and kept our love alive.