The buzz around Brad and Angelina’s divorce has got everyone hooked. Some claim they already knew the end result, others feel genuinely sad, whereas for some it’s just another headline.
But whatever it is the Brad and Angelina’s divorce has given everyone a new piece of table discussion and people are discussing the relationship and family goals around it.
Their entire wedding journey from the hook up to the engagement, to the adoptions and their biological babies, to their wedding and the mesmerizing wedding ring, everything was just like a fairytale dream. And since this dream went on for a pretty long time people started to believe this dream will last forever.
But as they say, all good things come to an end and the most beautiful things literally crash to an end, this is exactly what happened with Brad and Angelina.
Let’s just leave aside the details of the divorce and just superficially try to figure out the important lesson we can learn from their divorce.
For any couple who are rich or poor or struggling, happy or depressed with kids or without kids, Brad and Angelina’s divorce can be an eye-opener and this is what you can learn.
1.No Couple is Perfect
A perfect looking body, young skin, a super healthy lifestyle, always appearing to smile at each other, a public display of affection. Well, that’s what we saw in Brad and Angelina, but the reality and future turned out to be adverse.
So what do we learn? As a couple you do not strive for perfection, rather focus on being happy even in the toughest times.
It’s the imperfections that make a relationship look perfect. When the husband is struggling with weight issues and the wife is trying to ward off depression yet trying to make the most of their relationship, that’s what brings peace and happiness.
2. Children Do Not Guarantee a Healthy Relationship
We’ve all heard that children make the bond stronger, while its true to some extent its not the complete truth. Reasons? We have witnessed many couples who spent their entire lives together in a healthy relationship without having kids or even adopting any.
Whereas many couples have the most bitter relationship and end in a very painful divorce despite having many kids. Thus exposing them to emotional trauma, which takes a lifetime to heal.
3. Lots of Money Never Ever Buys Happiness
Money cannot buy happiness-100% true!
If you both believe that money is a means for survival and not a tool for buying happiness, you will do fine. But if you are sacrificing the moment, by working overtime, just so that you can buy that car, or move into a better house for the sake of a better life you are doing it all wrong.
Focus on the moment with your partner, and make plans together knowing your ground realities and considering all the possibilities within your comfort zone.
4. Only Carry the Baggage that You Can Bear
Getting way too carried away in your relationship and family goals will simply add more burden and worries in your life.
Making drastic changes in your life which will affect your relationship will only create more problems. Joining the gym, and making sudden diet changes alone, will affect your partner who is not yet totally convinced by it, will only create a rift.
Planning children with less gap, when the other partner is not full heartedly ready for it, will only add more burden to your life.
Instead, keep your partner comfort as the top priority and then make gradual changes.
5. Sticking together is Actually What Gets You Through
As they say, breaking a relationship is easier while sticking together, is the real deal. Walking out displays hopelessness, and failure but sticking together even when you come to a point where you hate each other is what takes courage and makes you a winner.
As long as your partner is not abusive and a cheat, you can try to figure out ways to make your relationship work. Every person goes through rough patches in life and it’s really then when you need a loving support the most. So try to work it out and not just walk different ways.