Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you heard the news that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are getting divorced. Most of the nation is heartbroken — but why?
We don’t know Brad and Angelina, but because their lives and the lives of countless other celebrities seem to be right at our fingertips, we feel invested. Is there something we could’ve done? What was the breaking point? Will the kids be okay?
These are all questions we should be asking, but not to people we don’t know. Chances are, there are people close to you going through the same struggles. Create an open line of communication with your friends or family members that are married so they don’t end up like Brad and Angelina — or the more than 800,000 other people that get divorced every year. That’s right, there are 800,000+ people that file for annulments or divorce each year. We find that unacceptable.
We know you probably don’t have a perfect marriage. If you do, let us know so we can marvel at it. But one thing is for sure, you are an Fdayer so you’re doing the best you can. We encourage you to take that drive and ambition that you have for your marriage and invest in others. Challenge your friends to take the Fday Challenge and make sure they know if they’re going through a difficult time in their marriage, you’re there to help remind them why it’s all worth it — because it is.