For anyone that’s watched the show “This Is Us” you know what I am talking about. It’s near to impossible to watch the show and not think “I wish my man was a little more Jack Pearson.” After all, Jack Pearson is a man who embodies family, love, loyalty, devotion, hard-work, passion, and – well, you get my point. And while he also has his faults, which help to remind us that he is after-all human; all together he is a man that women all over have fallen in love with.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my husband. But there are things about him that I wish I could polish up a bit. And while I am not intentionally trying to compare him to Jack (it’s not fair in a sense to compare him to a man that doesn’t actually exist), it’s hard not to wish that he possessed more of Jack’s endearing qualities. I mean, who wouldn’t love a little more romance, a little more passion, and definitely more family time?
For women, we value intimacy in our relationship. We need the passion, the love, and the emotional connection because ultimately that is what adds meaning and value to our relationship. In order for there to be an us, there needs to be a foundation capable of supporting us. This foundation needs to be full of not only big things such as love, trust, loyalty, devotion and hard-work; but also those little things that many times get taken for granted or get lost in the chaos of everyday activity. We need the love notes, the flowers, the surprise dinner plans, and the thoughtful gestures that acknowledge our needs.
Jack Pearson gives us pause to reflect on what it is that makes “our us,” and what “our us” can be if we just take a moment to appreciate the person we fell in love with.