Now that they've finally taken a leap of faith and gotten engaged, Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie are bound to have plenty of tabloids trying to pick apart every part of their relationship in the hopes of finding some sort of crack that will ultimately destroy them. And even though the "Brad's still pining for Jennifer Aniston" angle is pretty washed up, Star now claims that Brad hid love letters he wrote to another woman, and Angie's all bent out of shape after finding them. (OMG. Can you imagine how irate she must be if this is true?)
Odds are good that this story is nothing but a very far-fetched rumor, but on the off chance that Brad did really hang onto to letters he'd written to an old flame, I can't help but wonder why he would be so stupid as to keep them. As a matter of fact, I really don't see a need for anyone to keep pieces of paper that remind them of a former love. Who needs something like that weighing them down?
Ok, I'll admit it. I've probably got a few love notes from high school hidden away in a box somewhere in my basement. But I'm not hanging onto them so I can pull them out on random occasions and shed a tear over "the one who got away" or some other pathetic and overly sappy reason. If anything, I keep them to remind me of just how naive and stupid I used to be, and to give me a good laugh every now and then.
People who hang onto love letters from serious relationships, however, should have the good sense to burn and/or destroy them as soon as they decide to get married and make a lifelong commitment to someone else. Unexpectedly finding out that your spouse is clinging to the memory of their love for another person isn't exactly the best way to keep a marriage strong and faithful. And besides, if you want to know what a past lover is up to, you can always just stalk them on Facebook instead. It's a lot less risky to check out someone's profile pic and take a trip down memory lane for a few minutes than to hang onto an actual physical memory of your time together.
Confession time: Do you have any love letters from old flames hidden away? Why are you keeping them?
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