You Will End Up with the Wrong Partner. Here’s Why

Love and Sex

You Will End Up with the Wrong Partner. Here’s Why

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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n Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig’s evocative directorial debut, 17-year-old Christine, the film’s eponymous lead faces a peculiar struggle that seems all too familiar. An opinionated high-schooler who goes about figuring ways to leave behind her mediocre life and transform into the person she dreams of becoming in her head, Christine also wallows incessantly in her grand idea of romance.

Christine, like most of us, isn’t just looking for love; she is actively trying to manufacture it. She views “the idea of someone” as a convenient prop that can metamorphose the aspirations, dreams, and desires marinating in her head into the constraints of reality. For Christine, her idea of someone is tasked with changing her life for the better.

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