Many of you have probably seen the supposed Brad Pitt love letter to Angelina (below) that went viral some time last year. Full disclosure: There is still some debate on the validity of the source of this letter but whether it is fact or fiction, we think the writer is definitely onto something! Complimenting your spouse is an essential ingredient to a healthy relationship.
The Oxford Dictionary definitions of these two often confused words “Compliment – “A polite expression of praise or admiration” and “Complement – “add to something in a way that enhances or improves” happen to both fit nicely to the premise of ‘Brad Pitt’s’ letter which speaks to the effect of how something as simple as a compliment can have on your spouse.
One of the best analogies of marriage that we’ve read in a long time is from Barbara Taylor Bradford, author of ‘Hold the Dream’ says, “Love is a handful of seeds, marriage the garden, and like your gardens, Paula, marriage requires total commitment, hard work, and a great deal of love and care. Be ruthless with the weeds. Pull them out before they take hold. Bring the same dedication to your marriage that you do to your gardens and everything will be all right. Remember that a marriage has to be constantly replenished too, if you want it to flourish…”
Okay folks, if you have not complimented your spouse since the day you were engaged or said “I do”, you know who you are! It’s time to do better…( by the way, thinking about the compliment doesn’t count, it has to be said!) 😀
Read Brad Pitt’s letter below:
We got a copy of the Brad Pitt alleged love letter below from http://sg.theasianparent.com:
“Her beauty was leaving her somewhere, she had bags under her eyes, she was poking her head, and stopped taking care of herself. She refused films and rejected any roles. I lost hope and thought that we’ll get divorced soon… But then I decided to act. After all I’ve got the most beautiful woman on the earth.
She is the ideal of more than half of men and women on earth, and I was the one allowed to fall asleep next to her and to hug her shoulders. I began to pepper her with flowers, kisses and compliments. I surprised her and pleased her every minute. I gave her lots of gifts and lived just for her.
I spoke in public only about her. I incorporated all themes in her direction. I praised her in front of our mutual friends and her own. You won’t believe, but she has blossomed. She became even better than before. She gained weight, was no longer nervous and she loved me even more than ever. I had no clue that she CAN love that much.
And then I realized one thing: the woman is the reflection of her man.If you love her to the point of madness, she will become it.”
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