Brad Pitt Shouldn't Hide Old Love Letters From Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie Brad PittNow 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?

 

Image via Star

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nonmember avatar Brittany

I married my high school sweetheart, so we've been together for a LONG time, but I still have a few old memories in a box somewhere from the couple boys I dated before him. But if they ever come out of the box, my husband is usually with me- he knows I have them, and he knows I only keep them as fun memories. Those relationships never lasted longer than a couple months, they all ended on good terms, and they helped me realize what I was really looking for. So, they're just sweet and fun to look back on. It's harmless, my husband doesn't mind, so I don't see a problem with it.

nonmember avatar Ashley

An ex is an ex and after every failed relationship I got rid of anything that reminded me of said ex(s). How can you move on if you're still holding on to junk?

NatAndCo NatAndCo

My brother had an interesting way of looking at this subject. I asked him why he still had pics of an ex on his computer and he said it was because that was a chapter of his life and he doesn't see the point in trying to erase it. It's not about the people in the pictures its about that part of HIS life.

nonmember avatar Cairbear

NatandCo that's exactly what I think, I feel like to throw my ex memories (I was with for 7 years) is like throwing away 7 years of my life 19-26 btw. I've been with my hubby to be 3 years and we have a little girl and I love him more than anything but these were two very different times in my life. I think of my ex as like an old best friend that I'll never see again despite how horrible things could be at times but my fiancé despises all his exes and I don't want to live like that. He wants me to get rid of every picture memory etc, we are getting married in October. If I looked at it like keeping the ex in my heart then I would agree with tossing them but I look at it like pieces of myself and things that shaped me into who I am.

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