The End of Brangelina

STOP EVERYTHING!!! Another celebrity couple is getting a divorce. I know not really news. People, famous and non-famous alike, get divorced daily. It’s not news. But I get it. This is Brad and Angelina. Brangelina. What I feel most bad for when celebrity couples break up is that they have no privacy. They don’t get to go through the pain and heartache without millions commenting, speculating, and advising. Divorce sucks for everyone, even the rich and famous. And really their marriage or divorce is none of our business anyway. Now that I have addressed the big news story of the day let’s get to my new post.

I recently came across yet another article about why prenups are bad. It basically talks about the same old reasons; you are setting yourself up for divorce and talking about divorce before marriage is bad. I’ve said it a million times. Prenups are just insurance. Just like anything else; car, health, home. I don’t understand this logic of talking about divorce sets you up for one. Does buying a fire extinguisher set you up for a house fire? If that kind of thinking were true, then maybe I need to talk about billionaires more because that will set me up to be one. Just by talking about it. I don’t need to do anything else. I mean this logic negates the work that people actually put into a marriage. If you want something to work you actually have to work at it. As they say talk is cheap. Or as the good book puts it, “Faith without works is dead.” It’s about actions people! You want to stay married, work toward it. You want to be a billionaire, work toward it. Talking about what happens if you end up divorced or don’t end up a billionaire is simply called Plan B.

Beyond the generic, prenup is bad approach, this article further went on to say: “Committing in the first place is great but I think signing a piece of paper which says, ‘I’m going to get to keep all my toys in the case where we break up’ is such an awful idea, I can’t imagine why anyone would actually do it”. You can’t imagine why anyone would do it? Well let me give you some reasons, because no matter how hard you try, sometimes marriages will fail. All it takes is one side to say no more. Because maybe you quit your job to take care of kids and you want to make sure you’re protected in case of the unimaginable. Because you worked for years and years to buy a home and you don’t want someone who only loved you forever for 3 years to get it. Because you have children and you want to make sure they are taken care of. Because nearly 50% of marriages end. Because Brad and Angelina didn’t make it!

If you want to read the article I’m talking about here you go:



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