12 Life Lessons from Starting Over Again
1. Acceptance and Selfless Love are Essential for a Successful Relationship.
You need to accept everything about your significant other which means his/her past, present and future. A selfless love is one that puts the other before yourself. While some may believe that it's about timing and readiness like Ginny (Toni) who believes that she is ready for the second time around, it is really acceptance that matters because you can prepare for the past and the present but the future will always be uncertain and you'll need a degree of acceptance to take that risk.
Patty's (Iza) love for Marco (Piolo) is a love that fully accepts him and a selfless kind which is why it surpasses that of Ginny's. Patty accepted Marco with his painful past, the present him with weaknesses as he is being swayed by his recollections with Ginny, his struggles and the fact that they are still on their way to being successful. She believes in him and fully supports him in pursuing his passion. She trusts him completely without fear. She was consistently calm, patient and understanding. Whether they fail or succeed, Patty is sure to stick with Marco.
On the other hand, Ginny is focused only on herself. All she cared about is fixing her regrets and living in her own dream. She didn't even bother to understand what Ginny felt when she abandoned him. She couldn't accept that he now has issues with trust because of what she did. And, since she has left him before, there is no assurance that she won't be scared in case he becomes unsuccessful and leave him again.
2. Nothing is Constant so We Have to Move On.
Everything changes especially people. We all have to move on whether towards the same direction or not. Time, experience and many other factors in life make people change. The experience of being abandoned by Ginny changed Marco in a way that he now values trust more than sparks and chemistry. This is a change Ginny had to accept as she moves on.
3. Life is How We See It.
4. Even If You're a Handsome Hunk, You Can Be Dumped, Abandoned or Worse Cheated if You Can't Take Care of Your Lady.
Ladies want a good provider so you guys have to work hard and be man enough to take care of your lady just like the hardworking future Marco. Otherwise, face the same painful fate as the past Marco.
5. You May Only Have One Chance So Make the Best Out of It.
6. There's a Thin Line Between Love and Hate.
It is a scientific fact that hate may be a defense mechanism we adopt to prevent us from falling in love. But as it turns out, love may blossom uncontrollably and the hate defense mechanism may just be a dilatory tactic.
7. Life is NOT a Bed of Roses.
8. There are Many Ways to Love.
9. Your Success is Not Dictated by Your Course.
10. Anyone Can Succeed As Long As You Work Hard For It.
Marco may seem hopeless at first which is why Ginny left him. But, lo and behold, with hard work and determination, he has proven himself otherwise to Ginny's regret.
11. A Slow-burn and Secured Love Can Surpass the Great Big Magical Love.
12. As One Door Closes, Another Door Opens.