Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Better With You

The Big Bang Theory: "Murder Mystery Dinner"

Raj's passion for quirky games results in a murder mystery that involves "going to the future." He gives all the players cards with their future history; Penny is a successful actress living in London, Leonard is a professor in Stanford. They drifted apart as their careers took off, Raj explains. 

An argument ensues where Penny assumes Leonard will move with her wherever her acting takes her, and Leonard insisting that when it comes to tenure, there isn't necessarily options in locale. Eventually Penny gives up.

Penny: In 20 years, who knows what’ll happen with any of us?

Stuart: I think you and Leonard will be together.

Penny: You do?

Stuart: Yeah. I think you’re the best couple I know.

Leonard: Aw.

Penny: That’s so sweet.

Bernadette (married to Howard): What the hell?

Amy (girlfriend of Sheldon): Excuse me?

Penny: Ah-da-da-da-da, let the man talk. So, why do you think that?

Stuart: Uh, well, I feel like you guys make each other better. Penny brought Leonard out of his shell. And it seems like Leonard makes Penny think more deeply about the world. I don’t know. Together, you two kind of make one awesome person.

The best marriages I have seen operate along those lines. Additionally, when it comes to what is really, really important to the other, the spouse is willing to compromise for their peace of mind. They bring out the best in each other.

Then there are those relationships that bring out the worst in people.

It takes two to tango; I like to think that it takes two that are aware, and make conscious choices instead of drifting along without thought.   


Gigi Katz said...

love your blog! thanks for adding me to your blog list as well! xx. gigi.

Lost and Found said...

It took one traumatizing, never-seemed-to-end relationship for me to learn this.

In retrospect, it always amazes me how blind I was when in that relationship. At the time though, with all of my friends and family telling me how horrible it was, I just couldn't see it.

One of the first questions I ask myself once I've gotten to know a girl is: do I want to do everything in my power to make this girl happy? If the answer isn't yes, I start the thinking process all over again.

Princess Lea said...

Gigi: Love yours, too!

Lost: That's a simple and clear means to make a decision. I like that.