Love is an idea, emotion a fantasy that many want to be a reality. There are many that succeed in this quest to find the love that they are looking for. Many seniors in caregiver services whether in Illinois or any other state have their own stories of finding love.

Pop culture contributes to this spreading belief that one of life’s greatest joys and success stories is that of finding true and lasting love. You can see this in the many stories they tell through their movies. There are movies on finding love, losing love and of course lasting love.

The Notebook

Romance Movies - The notebookYou have to start of a list of love stories with a Nicholas Sparks classic. This story is a story of pain and trial and how true and lasting love can conquer whatever challenges may be in the way. Even if there are social norms to be followed, distance and other complications, a lasting love is meant to last a lifetime and will endure the hardships to do just that. This movie shows that there is no perfect love but there is real love that you continually have to fight for to make it last.

Definitely, Maybe

Romance Movies - Definitely, MaybeThis film starring Ryan Reynolds and Isla Fisher tells the story of a couple on the verge of a divorce. Their daughter is told the story of how they fell in love by the father and as he recounts the journey they had together he realizes that there is no other woman for him. Luckily for him the mother realizes this too and they reconcile as the profess their love for each other. This just shows that lasting love will never be easy, there will be down times for the couple. The important thing is to remember why you are together and that love is a decision you make every day.

Letters to Juliet

Romance Movies - - Letters to JulietYou will be getting a two for one love story in this movie not to mention the sentimental feel that letters bring to the story. This story follows Sophie who stumbles upon old letters from an elderly Claire about her old love. They try to find Lorenzo, Claire’s lost love, and in the process Sophie evaluates her own situation and is inspired by the long-lasting love Claire has for Lorenzo. Love comes in many forms and can draw inspiration from the most unexpected times and places. Love is something that cannot be swept aside if it is lasting love then it finds its way back to you.

About Time

Romance Movies - About timeThis movie is more than another love story. Yes, it shows a story of a man who falls for a girl and does what he can to be with her. He even travels back in time multiple times to re-live and re-do certain instances in their relationship to get it right for her. Outside of that this is a story of a family that shows that lasting love is not just romantic but it is familial as well. Unconditional love is something shared by two people whether romantic or not. At the end of it all it is not about what you do right but making the most of every moment with the people you love.

There are many iterations of what lasting love can be. Love is unique for everyone and their definition of what love is may be different with yours. The key on this list is that it does exist and it comes in different forms. If you are lucky enough to find a love that you need and that person appreciates the love that you give hold on to that.


About the author:

Laurel Santos may be a 24 year old adult but at her core she is just a little girl full of wonder. She lives in the city and works as a freelance photographer in the Philippines. She manages a small pet shop inside her village. She has a big heart for animals, especially stray dogs. She is an avid traveller because she believes that life is not lived within the borders of your own home.  Despite her busy schedule she always finds time to do one thing that she is very passionate about and that is writing.