Be a ‘love warrior’ for a successful relationship
Jada Pinkett Smith, actress and wife of Hollywood megastar Will Smith, has shed some light on the secret behind her 17-year marriage.
The 42-year-old, who has starred in The Nutty Professor among other films, revealed to Extra that the key is to adopt a fighting mentality – not in terms of conflict with one's other half but in terms of being prepared to scrap for what matters.
"You have to have a kind of warrior mentality. You have to be a soldier for love," she stated.
Pinkett Smith also stressed the importance of couples being best friends with each other and said that Bad Boys star Smith is her closest companion.
Like all couples, the pair have not been without their share of hard times and it is crucial that lovers understand that adversity is something that is going to come into their path at some stage. The key, she stated, is to dig in deep and use that soldier mentality to negotiate these obstacles rather than simply giving up.
Will and Jada married in 1997 and have two children together. Pinkett Smith revealed that the pair plan to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary in style and have already started planning the event.
The 42-year-old is swapping the big screen for the small screen in her next acting adventure, playing Fish Mooney in Gotham, a new series on FOX which premieres to US audiences on September 22nd.
Relationship specialist and soul-centred psychotherapist Frankie Perez has also offered his pearls of wisdom on how couples can achieve relationship longevity.
He believes "the little things" are the glue that hold everything together, adding that while Valentine's Day and other major celebrations are important, it is the day-to-day efforts that ultimately let a partner know they are valued and loved.
Doing things such as calling to tell a partner that they are loved and special, unexpected hugs and hidden notes for them to find are all good ways of showing love and appreciation.
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