Jada Pinkett-Smith has learned to “live and let live”.
The 42-year-old actress posted a “letter to a friend” on her Facebook page Monday evening about the problem with having a “God complex”.
In the message, Jada writes of what she’s learned “from experience” – that manipulation in relationships often backfires.
“Sometimes we force people to hurt us when we are not willing to listen to or are not willing to accept who people SHOW us they are. When we believe we can manipulate or force another person to be our little robots and behave in ways that make us feel happy and safe…we are setting ourselves up for a whole heap of trouble,” she writes, adding that it’s better to “Live and let live, or suffer the pain it brings”.
“No right or wrong in either decision. It’s simply…a choice,” she continued in part, signing the letter simply, “J”.
The note comes just days after Jada and husband Will Smith celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary on New Year’s Eve.
The couple, who share teenagers Willow and Jayden, were reportedly in a “make or break” moment when they jet out to Dubai for a holiday earlier this month
“Jada told Will the holiday was make or break for their marriage. They want to sort things out for the kids,” a source told British magazine Closer.
The couple have yet to publicly comment on the claims.
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