Why did Brangelina divorce? We investigate.
With over half of marriages failing these days, it’s no wonder we see Brangelina falling apart today.
1. They shouldn't have gotten married in the first place.
The couple were together and happy for eight years before finally walking down the aisle. Perhaps they should have just stayed dating.
Time and time again, we see couples who, once they get married, get lazy and we’ve all heard that you need to treat your relationship like you’re still dating.
Perhaps they felt too comfortable with each other and started to take the other for granted, figuring the other would always be there regardless, because now they’re married and essentially stuck.
2. They didn't protect their house.
In a relationship, it’s necessary to view the relationship as a separate entity. It’s not just a commitment to the other person. It’s a commitment to the commitment of a relationship.
It’s rumored that Brad may have had an affair with one of his co-stars Marion Cotillard or Lizzy Caplan from his latest flick, Allied. If a person allows for other people to get too close, then temptation can set in. (UPDATE: Marion Cotillard responded on Instagram, denying rumors and wishing the couple peace.)
We can easily believe we’re too strong or place too much trust in someone thinking, "They’d never cheat on me" or "I’d never break my vows". But all too often, we see even the strongest of characters lacking in the trustworthiness department (for example, John F. Kennedy and his much publicized busty blonde girlfriend).
It’s important to recognize a situation or temptation that could threaten our integrity and be sure to put strong boundaries in place. If you’re feeling tempted, you need to ask yourself if you’re willing to go down this rabbit hole, because just dipping your toes in to test the waters is deadly to your relationship.
Perhaps, Mr. Pitt should have stuck with roles where there wouldn’t be such temptations.
3. They didn't clean it up.
A relationship is like a house. If one of the rooms in your house gets messy, you may just move into the next room in you never clean it up. Then the next room will be too messy to live in so you move to the next, then all of a sudden you need to just move out of your house.
Such is the case in most relationships and divorces. Franz Davis, MN Divorce Attorney, believes that the number one reason people file for divorce is not because of one specific issue or event. It's because of the compounding of several things over time that eventually become too much to bear and cannot be fixed, so people resort to divorce.
Whereas if they work on issues and address them as they occur, instead of sweeping them under the rug, perhaps they wouldn’t have these problems.
I can only imagine this played part of the role in the demise of the Pitt’s divorce. Like most relationships, it was most likely several issues piling up that eventually seemed unbearable.
On the divorce legal filings, Angelina Jolie lists September 15 as their separation date, and is asking for physical custody of their six children. Since the couple have six children — Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne, and Knox — one can only hope they find a way to continue to be on the same page as they have claimed to be with regards to their parenting styles and do what’s best for their children.