15 Love Lessons From 'Sex and the City'

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15 Love Lessons From 'Sex and the City'

Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw on Sexy and the City by Valerie Reiss

I'm single, a native New Yorker, a writer, and a former sex columnist. To say I could relate to Carrie's NYC existence is an understatement--if you add hilarious dialogue, many guys, a dream apartment, and a wardrobe worth more than most journalists make in a lifetime.

Through my late 20s I was with the girls all the way, even though I often thought their romantic choices were misguided, obviously wrong, spiritually and psychologically clueless, superficial, selfish, and jaded. Pretty much like most of my own.

But in a city where love can be as elusive as affordable housing, SATC gave so many of us perspective, validation, and reminders of the core lessons of love--sometimes in spite of itself, sometimes in the scripts. With the ladies hitting the big screen this week, here's a bit of what I've learned, or remembered, about love thanks to Carrie & Co.


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Valerie Reiss is a Senior Editor at Beliefnet.

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Based on the popular TV series, the film follows four friends from New York—Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte—as they travel to Dubai on vacation together and discuss how their lives have changed in the years they've been friends. The film hits theaters May 27, 2010.

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Based on the popular TV series, the film follows four friends from New York—Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte—as they travel to Dubai on vacation together and discuss how their lives have changed in the years they've been friends. The film hits theaters May 27, 2010.

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