"Passion, Adventure, Romance, Pirates and
Your Love Relationship"
by Susie and Otto
Can you believe it?
We just found out that the movie "Pirates
of the Caribbean:
At World's End" broke the record for the
six-day opening, with $401 million.
As fascinated observers of our culture,
we couldn't help
but wonder why?
Don't get us wrong... we really enjoyed
the movie but we
wondered what it is that attracts
millions of people to
choose to pay their money and spend their
time watching a
movie like this.
Because we're also students of
relationships and are always
on the lookout for insights into how to
relationships, we couldn't help but
wonder if wasn't something
we could learn about creating successful,
Setting aside the vast media hype that's
gone on to promote
this movie, we came to the conclusion
that the creators of
"Pirates of the Caribbean" give us what a
lot of us find
lacking from our relationships and lives.
While we certainly don't want to spoil
the plot for you if you
haven't seen the film, we do want to give
you a few take-away
ideas to think about and possibly apply
to make your
relationships more alive.
Here are some of our thoughts...
1. The clever script had humor and wit.
Most of us enjoy humor and want more of
it in our lives and
in our relationships. So the question
becomes...How can you
look at situations in a more humorous,
lighter, more loving
way? How can you expand to include more
humor or fun in
2. The plot was filled with surprising
and unexpected twists
How can you create surprises that will
bring you closer to
the people you love? It might be planning
a special night of
romance or it might be doing something
something out of the ordinary for your
3. There was passion at every step of the
passion, passion for the sea, following a
passion to right a wrong, to complete a
debt. What do
you have a passion for in your life? How
rekindle that passion if it has dimmed or
What step are you willing to take to
create more passion
in your life?
4. The characters passionately stood up
for what they
believed in and "stepped up" for what
What are you committed to having in your
and are you willing to "step up" and do
the things that will
bring you closer to having it?
It sometimes just takes a small action to
move you toward
what you want, like making a connection
with your eyes
with your beloved or with a family member
or friend. It
sometimes takes a very small action to
stir up passion
in your life.
If you haven't seen the new "Pirates"
movie, go see it
because it's a lot of fun.
If you're like most people, you want to
feel a little more
passion and excitement in your life and
watching this movie
lets you have it vicariously by spending
a couple of hours
in the theater.
Our suggestion is to not just live
vicariously through the
characters and events of a movie (or
anything else) but to
really live with passion in all aspects
of your life, especially
When it comes to your relationships, we
believe that if you
want more than you currently have right
now, you can have
You can create more passion, love,
intimacy and spark in your relationships.
It all begins with you and it all begins