Lessons I have learned from watching Gilmore Girls

During my childhood, there have been a couple of shows that I have watched over and over again and still manage to fall in love each time. These shows include Friends, How I Met Your Mother, and Gilmore Girls. I am currently in my third run of the Gilmore Girls show. Unlike popular opinion, I thought that the 4 episode revival titled Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life was absolutely worth the wait. While it tied up some loose ends, it also reenergized my love for the show. I have learned several lessons about relationships and families from this show. This show follows the life of two Gilmore Girls (Rory and Lorelai) and their lives in Stars Hallow, Connecticut.

  1. Your mom will be your best friend no matter what

I absolutely love the dynamic between Lorelai and Rory. They are twins and completely inseparable. This package deal has gone through so much together such as breakups for both girls, family drama, and career changes. However, no matter how hard the obstacle, they always find their way back to each other. At Rory’s Chilton graduation and Yale graduation party, she credited her mother for being her inspiration and her all. Every time I watch these episodes, I always tear up. They truly are mother-daughter goals.

2. Your family will be there no matter what

Even though Lorelai is a bit estranged from her parents (Emily and Richard), her parents are always supportive. When she needed help paying for Rory’s education, she was willing to swallow her pride and ask her parents for help. In addition, her parents also helped out with Yale and when Rory had a temporary leave from Yale. While some of Emily and Richard’s actions may not always be agreeable, all they want is the best for Rory and Lorelai. They insisted on Friday night dinners in order to be actively involved in their lives.

3. Relationships can be complicated and require work

One of the most complicated relationships in the show is between Lorelai and Luke. It takes them several seasons to form a romantic relationship and to figure out how they each fit into each others lives. They deal with obstacles such as April and Christopher together. In addition, I also learned a lot from Rory’s relationships and related to some of them. From Dean, I realized what a true boyfriend should be like. I learned how hard it is move on from your first love and it is a pretty accurate description. From Jess, I realized that every one falls for a bad boy sometime in their lives. From Logan, I learned that some relationships just aren’t meant to be. Sometimes just being in love with that person isn’t enough to make a relationship work.

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