Friday, May 14, 2010

Cou.ples Re.treat!

We are Florida-bound this morning, St. Petersburg to be specific, and hoping this will be a fun & much needed "cou.ples re.treat" for us.

Speaking of... last weekend I saw Cou.ples Re.treat the movie. Have any of you seen it yet? Someone, I can't remember who, awhile back mentioned there was an infertility theme in it, which drew me to watching it but I also wanted to pick the right time to watch it. Plus, I have a thing for Vin.ce Vau.ghn, which is weird in in of itself anyway.

A month ago, I had also watched Did you Ab.out The Mor.gans? which also deals with infertility.

Having watched these two relatively close together, it gave me hope that at least the message it getting out there. We've all heard that 1 in 8 couples struggle with this, so it's about time it starts getting into mainstream media. I'm sure it's comforting to us to hear about Sarah Jess.ica Par.ker, Cel.ine Di.on, Guil.iana Ran.cic, etc.

We commend them with opening up about their struggles. We are not alone.  And hopefully it's becoming less and less taboo.

In Cou.ples Re.treat, one of them says that it's hard to go through a private struggle in public. Yes, so there's always that balance to it too. And I hate that some of the celebrities who have come out about this have people say nasty things about them, especially the ones who say - they have so much money they shouldn't complain. We know it's not about the money (in this sense). It's about what is missing in our lives, in our hearts.

Even though Did you Ab.out the Mor.gans? has a bit of an unrealistic ending (so just a forewarning...), I really appreciated that both these movies chose to put some of what we go through out there.

Maybe watching these will make you feel less alone too.


  1. Thanks for this post - I hadn't heard anything about infertility issues mentioned in these films. Both are on my list to see soon.

    I was devastated to see some of the responses to Celine Dion's People article a few months back about her IF struggle, criticizing her for doing IVF cycle after cycle to no success. My heart broke for her. Unless you have been there, you can't possibly understand the emotions and choices involved.

    I hope you guys have a wonderful getaway as a couple!

  2. I posted a comment earlier... not sure why it hasn't shown up.... but anyway I wanted to say that I think I'm going to rent Couples Retreat... it may be good for a laugh.... and I've not heard of the other two but will consider it as long as it's not too sad. It's good that Hollywood is able to touch on IF in some movies... IF is a reality to millions of women and should be discussed more. I sure hope that you enjoy your trip and that you get some much needed R&R....

  3. Hi, I just happened upon your blog and I am lovng reading it. I too struggled with infertility before adopting a couple of years ago. I wish you the best of luck!

    Kristin @ Betty Crocker Wanna Be