How To Work With Your Spouse SANELY: 5 Tips From Brad And Angie

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How to work AND live together like a power couple.

You have to admit that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie make a pretty awesome married couple. They do a lot of charity work, they put in the team work to lead a big family, and they somehow still have the time to juggle their hot Hollywood careers.

But how exactly do they do it? Inc dug up these five pieces of marriage advice that, Brad and Angie say, keep their marriage alive:

1. Push each other to be better.

You shouldn't just love each other. Make sure to push each other and work together.

"You get together and you're two individuals and you feel inspired by each other, you challenge each other, you complement each other, drive each other beautifully crazy," Angelina tells ELLE.

2. Let work take the back seat.

Sorry workaholics, but once you start a family, things will have to change.

"The work has gotten better because I worry less about it — it's family. Family becomes the source of joy or worry. It takes any pressure of self absorption away; it just evaporates. It makes it freer," Brad Pitt tells CBS This Morning.

3. Save your wild side for him.

Have you noticed that Angelina changed since the two started getting serious? Well, she truly has and saves certain sides of her just for Brad.

"I'm still a bad girl," says Angelina on 60 Minutes, "Yes, she is, but that's not for public consumption," Brad adds.

4. Take a leap of faith.

Marriage is risky, and many of them end in divorce. But what's even more risky is not trying at all!

"I'm satisfied with making true choices and finding the woman I love, Angie, and building a family that I love so much. A family is a risky venture, because the greater the love, the greater the loss. That's the trade-off. But I'll take it all ... One of the greatest, smartest things I ever did was give my kids Angie as their mom. She is such a great mom. Oh, man, I'm so happy to have her," Brad tells Parade.

5. Make it clear to the kids that you both need alone time.

Many married couples take a break from caring for each other and spend years taking care of the kids. But you run risk of becoming complete strangers by the time they leave the house. Be clear that you need time alone.

"There are no secrets at our house. We tell the kids, 'Mom and Dad are going off to kiss.' They go, 'Eww, gross!' But we demand it," explains Brad to USA Weekend.

(Via Inc.)


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