Adele H - wow, that's going way back. Thank you for sharing. There are sometimes when you watch a film brings and feelings emerge of your own ending/during/beginning of the addictive relationship. My only issue with that is, in the film, it looks like the main character just gets over it lick-ity split. Yeah - no. IRL that doesn't happen.
The one film I got - the part of withdrawal over the person you loved so much - "Maurice". The part where Maurice (James Wilby) breaks down when he realized Clive (Hugh Grant) has left him forever and chosen to live his life as a heterosexual (when he obviously isn't).
This is drifting into OT, but my husband and I watched GWTW a few years ago. He'd never seen it, while I'd seen it two times. Not only did the torch bearing for Ashley Wilks come through, but Rhett Butler's addiction to Scarlet. Until, he just got fed up and said that second to last famous line of all time.
Another aspect of the film which never would have occurred to me as a younger person was Scarlet's business acumen. She was a cut-throat business woman, marrying the one shop keeper for money and making a success of his business. It hurt her sister, but hey, all's fair in love and war. (meant to be sarcastic).
Last night I saw “Rocketman,” the movie about Elton John. He came from a very dysfunctional family, and had to overcome alcoholism and drug addiction. He also had issues around love, sex, and relationships. I recommend it!
What if….I could do Step Three BEFORE my life becomes a total disaster?
You know, it's only after the last viewing with my husband that I caught Rhett's Scarlet addiction. I mean, she was really nasty to him - and his behavior, chasing her for so long - it screamed "love addict!". Then the final scene, yeah, he'd had enough.
Darn! I want to see that film. Many of us know Elton John's music - and he's talked about his dad and mother's relationship in interviews. I want to say it's why he helped to produce the film and musical of "Billy Elliot" - as an honor to his dad. As a matter of fact, the song "Rocket Man" - the line "I think it's going to be a long, long time - " kept going through my mind during my EMA.