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Thank you, Ben Affleck
Awards show season has passed and while many viewers stayed glued to the tube to watch favorite films be recognized or see one of the magnificent gowns Naomi Watts donned on the red carpet – I tuned in for Argo Director Ben Affleck.
I have loved Ben the Actor ever since I saw Armageddon – but Ben the Person?
He dated just about everyone. Gwyneth. JLo. And pretty much any press about him in the late nineties included his gambling and boozing. So while he was talented and handsome, I never thought of him as being the ideal man.
But I guess the love of a good woman works wonders.
I like Ben the Person so much after watching him sing his wife’s (the lovely Jennifer Garner) praises at the Oscars this year - calling her “more perfect than I am” and thanking her for “working” on their marriage.
In a day and age where the phrase “happily married” is becoming a cliché, it is refreshing to hear someone acknowledge that – no, we are not perfect people – and yes, relationships (whether it be friendship, dating, living together, or marriage) take work.
I admire a man who can give public kudos to his partner.
So guys…the next time your lady calls you when you are watching the game at your buddy’s place or clocking long hours at work – don’t mutter some “ball-and-chain-what-does-that-woman-want” nonsense. Be a “Ben the Person” type-of-guy and pick up. Ask what you can do to help out. Take a surprise home. Thank her.
You don’t have to be an Oscar winner to give credit where credit is due. I believe it will make a world of difference to her – and to your relationship.