Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011 at 1:41 pm
So I guess we all enjoy a little romantic advice, especially when it’s from a celebrity. Will Smith sat down with Essence recently and talked about the key to a happy marriage. Will Smith discussed what makes a man happy. And he also said something extremely interesting. That the friend zone could lead to marriage? Read below…
If You Marry Your Best Friend, You’re Good
Every man wants to marry his homie, Will explained. A lot of women will impress them, but it’s the one they can always laugh with and be themselves with that will ultimately impress them the most. If you can be yourselves around each other, 100 percent of the time, and they can make you [laugh] like no one else can, you’ll never have a dull moment together.
All Men Need a Little Space
“If you don’t give your husband thirty minutes to himself when he first gets home, he’ll stop coming home,” Will told me, straight up. (You’re thinking, no way, right? I did too!) When I asked Will when a wife was supposed to say her piece, he responded, “anytime after that.” Will reminded me that everyone’s home needs to feel like a happy place, and it won’t if you’re “greeted with negativity” every time you enter the door. Touché, Will. Talk about a pause for the cause.
Focus on Balance and Excitement Always
According to Will and Jada’s way of thinking about marriage, maintaining a happy union isn’t just about making time for one another, it’s about making the time count too. Excitement and mystery are everything, he said. Surprise them, let them know you love them, laugh together – whatever it takes to put a smile on their face.
I’m always skeptical about advice, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. There’s no definitive answer to every situation, but I can give the man credit. He has been married for a good 13 years with Jada. The two pretty much keep their problems out of the tabloids.
Their track record is impressive so I can’t really knock it. Plus he’s not saying anything too groundbreaking or shocking. I just hope this doesn’t launch a matter of discussion for any other celebrities. After Tyrese, I don’t think I can take any more ridiculous words from celebrities.