Jada Pinkett-Smith celebrated turning 42 by revealing what she has overcome in the past four decades of life, which was “many addictions.” While that was long-ago, Pinkett-Smith realizes today what many folks suffering through addictions do not; it is not a way to solve problems, reports TV Guide on Sept. 24.
Pinkett-Smith learned how to use skills to solve problems instead of turning to one of her “many addictions,” on which she never elaborated on. She is “damn proud” she writes on Facebook, that she has become a good problem solver without the addictions seeping in.
She also said through the years she’s gained a “healthy understanding of what life is really about, solving problems.” As far as advice goes, this actress couldn’t be more spot-on when talking about her unnamed addictions and about relationships, mainly divorce.
Pinkett-Smith, who’s been married to Will Smith for 25 years said she learned from her elders that giving relationships some space can stop divorce in its tracks. “Almost all the elders that she’s spoken to say that they came to a point where their relationship needed a break at least once during their marriages.
She’s an advocate of taking time to put some space between a married couple before taking that life-changing jump into divorce. Not only may you find some clarity on where it is you are going in a marriage when taking a break, you may find a spark that could “save and rekindle your marriage.”
This is some very sound advice from Pinkett-Smith who is one of Hollywood’s marriage success stories.