Cupid's Pulse Article: Age Is Just a Number in New Movie ‘The Intern’Cupid's Pulse Article: Age Is Just a Number in New Movie ‘The Intern’

By Jessica DeRubbo

In the new movie, The Intern, Ben Wittaker (Robert De Niro) has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In fact, he’s so sick of it that he responds to an advertisement seeking senior interns at a Brooklyn startup. He finds himself in the middle of mass chaos created by the company’s CEO, Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway), whose online clothing business took off and left her in charge of 250 employees. To top it off, Ostin has a demanding relationship and love life involving her husband Matt and daughter Paige. Ben is able to help her navigate some of life’s most important challenges.

Cupid has the details on this humorous relationship movie!

Should you see it:

With a duo like Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway, how could you not? Plus, approaching life’s most important challenges (family life with a job and retirement) with a humorous twist, The Intern will make you laugh while you learn something along the way.

Who to take:

This type of movie works great for date night, but it works even better for grown kids to go see with their mom or dad. You’ll all be able to relate!

Cupid’s Advice:

In The Intern, Anne Hathaway’s character has to navigate how to manage the growth of her company while also balancing her home life with her husband and daughter. It can be tough to find that sweet spot between career and home life, and Cupid is here to help with some relationship advice:

1. Put together a long-term plan: Especially when you own your own company, you can call the shots. If you want to be successful, there’s no doubt you’ll have to put in some serious time at the beginning of your career to make it happen. Talk to your partner and let him or her know that you may be putting in some long hours the first few years of your new venture. Hopefully you can compromise with some give and take and make it work with your family life.

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2. Set your priorities: It’s important to make a list of your priorities, and then reassess them however often as is necessary. Remind yourself what’s most important to you, and if you feel yourself diverging, make some changes. It’s easy to make changes along the way than it is to get set into a routine and change things down the road.

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3. Put in calendar time blocks: A good way to make sure you don’t end up with back-to-back meetings well into the evening is to utilize an important calendar feature: time blocks. For example, you could give yourself a meeting from 6PM on every evening to ensure you’ll be headed home to your family before dark.

What are some other ways to balance your work and family lives? Share your thoughts below.