‘Love is never having to say you’re sorry.’

As a Valentine’s Day treat, I got to watch that great tear-jerker movie from nineteen seventy entitled ‘Love Story’. It starred Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw. Most people remember it for two things: its beautiful theme song: Oliver’s Theme, and the words that Ali MacGraw says to Ryan O’Neal: ‘Love is never having to say you’re sorry.’
Those words became some of the most quoted words from any movie. But I have to say that they are also some of the most stupid words ever to appear in any movie. The truth is that love cannot flourish without forgiveness, and saying sorry is an essential pre-requisite to forgiveness.
Sometimes, saying sorry is the most difficult thing in the world. But it’s the cheapest price we pay to save the most valuable things we have, namely our relationships.

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