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Can Loving Your Child Too Much Become A Problem?

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Can Loving Your Child Too Much Become A Problem?

The relationship between a father and his son is divine. What happens if the father loves his son too much and he is so hard on him that it leads to a lifelong disconnection? The Judge is a movie that touches on a father and son relationship and tries to make us understand that no matter the problem love and family comes first.

You Can Never Leave Your Family Behind

Hank Palmer, played by Robert Downey Jr., is a successful defense attorney in the city of Chicago. After receiving a call that his mother just passed away, he decided to go to their hometown of Carlinville, in Indiana. Hank is also on the verge of divorce after he found out his wife is cheating on him. During the funeral, Joseph, played by Robert Duvall, barely appreciates his son’s presence.

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An argument ensues about what led to the fallout of their relationship, and Hank vows to return to Chicago, never to come back again. But before he leaves, he finds out that police are questioning his father as a suspect in a murder case. Hank decides to stay back and defend his father.

Hank returns home to Indiana for his mother’s funeral. He rejoins his two brothers and receives a hostile welcome from his father. His father becomes a suspect in a murder case, and Hank decides to defend him to prove his innocence.

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Your Family Won’t Agree With You All The Time But That Doesn’t Mean They Don’t Love You

The judge is a legal drama with elements of family, love, relationship, and tragedy. It discusses the relationship between a father and son, who love each other, but can’t stand each other’s principles. When Hank was younger, he was the cause of a drunk driving incidence that cost his younger brother his career in baseball.

Joseph, out of worry for Hank’s future puts him in a correctional facility. Hank thinks this is cruel. After he regains his freedom, he left home never to return. The story also touches the aspect of love as the foundation for family and trust.

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Despite seeing Joseph as a problematic person, Hank still believes that his father might be everything but a murderer. He was ready to defend him to gain his freedom. This movie is the perfect example of a father trying to protect his son the best way he thinks, something Hank finds hard to understand. The judge is a film young people should watch to understand that sometimes, parents take harsh decisions out of love and not out of wickedness.

Save and watch the movie to feel the emotion and love between a father and a son.

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Last Updated on January 13, 2022

10 Cheap And Amazing Honeymoon Ideas

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10 Cheap And Amazing Honeymoon Ideas

A honeymoon is important.  The wedding is over.  The months, or even years, of stress and planning are finally over.  It’s time for the two of you to relax, settle in, and start enjoying your time together as you embark on your first journey as a family.

To make the most of this time for the least amount of money, it’s important to focus on what you want out of a honeymoon.  This isn’t your typical list of touristy honeymoon locations everyone goes to.  Rather, it’s a list of cheap honeymoon experiences a couple can enjoy together, regardless of where it’s at.

1. Camping

A week long camping trip is a fantastic way to see how you mesh together as a couple.  You’re put in a low impact “survival” situation where it’s just the 2 of you and nature.  You have a chance to see how your new spouse handles themselves when left with the basics of life.  There are amazing national parks all over the United States where you can camp for a week for $20-30, disconnect from technology, and enjoy some of the natural wonders our nation has to offer.

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2. Staycation

You don’t have to go anywhere for a honeymoon.  In fact, the tradition of taking a honeymoon vacation is a relatively new one.  Prior to the 19th century, a honeymoon involved staying home together for a month to get to know each other physically.  Think of how blissful it could be to take a full month off work, disconnect from the outside world, and focus entirely on projects together.  You may not be wowing your friends and family with pictures of some exotic location, but they’ll be envious of your escape from the rat race nonetheless.

3. Island Getaway

People tend to overspend on their honeymoon vacations to Hawaii, Tahiti, etc.  Going to these places doesn’t have to be expensive.  You don’t need to stay in a 5 star resort when you’re on a Best Western budget.  You’re there to be in the atmosphere of the island, not a hotel room. Book a cheap flight and sleep in a hotel alternative, on the beach or in your car.  It’s the view in paradise that really matters.

4. Fancy Resort

Book an expensive resort, spa, or retreat in the city you live in.  While this may seem counterintuitive as a cheap destination, when you consider your savings on airfare and other travel costs, you can afford to be treated like royalty within your own city limits.  If you book a honeymoon package, you’ll end up with a lot of free amenities and extra attention.  There’s no need to fly halfway across the world to live the good life.

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5. Road Trip

The journey is often more fulfilling than the actual destination.  If you fly out to some exotic locale, you’ll be stuck on a plane for 8-30 hours.  Rent a luxury car, pick a handful of places you each have always wanted to visit, and go on an adventure.  You can keep food costs down by packing your own snacks, but it’s always a good idea to sample the local delicacies wherever you go, even if it’s only a few states over.

6. Charter a Boat

If the ocean is your thing, a week-long cruise can cost you $1500-$3000 per person, depending on the destination.  You also have to factor in travel costs to and from the cruise, alcohol, souvenirs, and on-shore excursions.  You’ll also be surrounded by people.  For the same price (and often much cheaper), you can charter your own boat and enjoy the experience in private.

7. Las Vegas/Atlantic City

If gambling is your thing, these are the places to do it.  Which one you choose depends on your preference, budget, and proximity.  The way to make this vacation cheaper is to gamble smart.  Stay away from low odd tables (i.e craps, roulette) and read up on the MIT blackjack strategies to beat the house.  If you do it right, you can win enough for a free trip (and gain a valuable team skill in the process).

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8. Themed Retreats

There are weeklong retreats all over the world where you can fully immerse yourselves as a couple into a hobby you’re both passionate about.  Go on a yoga/meditation retreat, a ranch, a vineyard/farm, a backpacking adventure, treasure hunt, or whatever you’re into.

9. Working Honeymoon

Your honeymoon doesn’t have to be a vacation.  For a truly memorable experience, dedicate a week to a charity or volunteer organization.  You can drive out to a campground to help restore it in the offseason.  Maybe you’ve always wanted to volunteer to help out your local animal shelter, plant trees, help the homeless, etc.  Use the time to do something together as a couple that will fulfill you spiritually while contributing to the community.  Just because you’re on a honeymoon doesn’t mean you can’t be productive.

10. Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Every city, state, and country has festivals, fairs, and special events.  Find one you’re interested in.  If you time your wedding right, your honeymoon can be a trip to one of these festivals.  Burning Man, SXSW, Bonnaroo, the Renaissance Fair, regional harvest festivals, Mardi Gras, New Years Eve in Times Square, a movie premiere, or whatever you’re into.  If you plan your honeymoon at the right time in the right place, the possibilities are endless.

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