But in truth, if we’re objective, we can use celebrity marriage successes and failures as reminders and templates of what good relationship choices and a grounded perspective about what it takes to create a sustainable partnership can offer us. In other words, if you’re basing your lifestyle on Taylor Swift and her Boyfriend-Of-The-Week-Club instead of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s brick-by-brick, love-is-work edict, you’re pretty likely to be unfulfilled if your goal if something lasting and meaningful.
There are many, many examples of Hollywood couples that continue to roll on; Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson, Ted Danson & Mary Steenburgen, Will Smith & Jada Pinkett, even Danny Devito and Rhea Pearlman in spite of their rocky times, have managed to hang on. Because they realize that Ben was right…it’s work..but it’s the best kind of work.
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