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Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Can't Avoid Falling Into a Common Relationship Rut

by Maressa Brown on February 19, 2013 at 9:59 PM

brad pitt angelina jolieBrad Pitt and Angelina Jolie seemingly have it all and appear capable of juggling it all -- from parenting to a thriving, multi-dimensional careers (now including winemaking!) to their relationship. So, it's no wonder the tabloids can't stop churning out stories about how they're living more of a nightmare than the whimsical Hollywood dream come true they probably, most definitely are living. And how this means they're totally never ever getting married. The latest buzz from The National Enquirer (I know ...) would have us believe Brad is actually threatened by Angie's ex, Colin Farrell.

The tab's source says that Brad overheard his wife say on the phone to Billy Bob Thornton that Brad "was a great guy, but Colin was the best lover she'd ever had!" Oh, but wait, somehow, it gets even MORE ridiculous ...

Apparently, then, "Angie told Bob that her love life with Brad had gone cold, and she missed the wild, passionate sex she'd had with Colin." Really?! Call me crazy, but this whole story sounds like the most fictionalized piece of garbage gossip I've read all ... day. (Yeah, there's a lot of drivel out there, unfortch.)

Whenever they're seen together, Brangelina seems to give off a serious vibe of "we're so in love and having lots of sex even though we have so many kids and agendas that only a smidge less packed as the Obamas." Or maybe that's just the fantasy, eh?

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Because if there's any truth to this silly gossip, it's that maybe, possibly there's a chance that they actually have experienced a sexual lull or rut in their relationship. Sure, they're Brangelina, but they're also, uh, HUMAN. And what married/long-term couple doesn't experience a drought from time-to-time?

Whether it's because you're traveling, sick, stressed (big one!), or other life circumstances get in the way, it's incredibly common for all couples' sex lives to go through ebbs and flows. And yet, we have this misconception that we're supposed to always be firing on all cylinders, getting laid as much as possible if possible. Too bad life doesn't always work that way, and in any long-term relationship, there are going to be ups and downs in bed.

Of course, everyone's different, too. Some couples feel like sexual frequency dropping below once a week EVER is a huge red flag. Others are struggling to do it more than a couple times a month ... or a year. But don't judge. Maybe a good way to think about it is ... couples' "starvation diet" at a certain point in their relationship could be another's feast and vice-versa. Seems to me that as long as both partners are speaking up about their desires and doing what they can to get on the same page, it's all good.

That said, I don't think we're going to be seeing Angie ditching Brad for Colin freakin' Farrell (who?!) anytime soon. Married or not, I'm sure that after seven years, they've got their sexual highs and lows all figured out.

Do you agree all relationships suffer sexual ruts/lulls from time to time? What do you think is the best way to work it out?

 

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  • jasdf
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    jasdf

    February 19, 2013 at 10:39 PM
    I have been with my husband for 11 years and we have never had a "drought".
  • hexxuss
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    hexxuss

    February 20, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Holy wow!! Struggle to have it more than a couple of times a YEAR!!??? Maybe if you're over 70 or 80 or something, but geez... I'm with the under a week = very bad crowd.  The last time I had a "drought", I got divorced - simply quit finding him remotely attractive.  Ruts & droughts are bad.


  • SeaCay
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    SeaCay

    February 20, 2013 at 10:57 AM
    Wow, how incredibly shallow, hexxuss. If the lack of attraction was not just the last in a long list of problems, then I honestly have no respect for you whatsoever. DH and I go through different periods - sometimes 3-4 times a week, sometimes 3-4 times month, and yep, we've had a couple of slow years too. Life, illness, kids, etc. get in the way a lot of times. But the love and respect and friendship are always there. The sex is always amazing when it does happen, but it doesn't have to happen for the love to thrive. It's about quality, not quantity.
  • missy...
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    missybest

    February 20, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    What a ridiculous article!  I don't care about their sex lives, first of all.  Second of all it is none of our business!


  • TrueD...
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    TrueDisbeliever

    February 20, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    MY sex life is none of your business either!


  • Looki...
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    Looking4Truth

    February 21, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Maressa Brown, if you don't know who Colin Farrel is, then you must be living somewhere far out in the sticks where you've never ever seen a movie.  Colin Farrel is HOT and numerous actresses would love to get with him.  The fact that you wrote Colin freaken Farrel (who?!) makes me totally discount everything you said.  I wouldn't blame Angie if she misses Colin.  I'd take him any day over Brad Pitt.  You might want to research who you're writing about BEFORE you write about them and end up sounding stupid.


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