Jada Pinkett Smith talks addiction struggles, divorce

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Jada Pinkett Smith, wife of some guy named Will Smith, is never one to hide her feelings, and got very candid about a couple of topics on Facebook. On Thursday (September 19) she discussed her past addictions, while on September 22, Jada gave her opinion on the subject of divorce.

Jada, who turned 42 on Wednesday, looked back on her past, writing on Facebook, "When I was younger I was not a good problem solver, meaning I had a very difficult time with dealing with my problems in life." She continues, "I had many addictions, of several kinds, to deal with my life issues, but today, at 42, I have my wisdom, my heart and my conscience as the only tools to overcome life's inevitable obstacles."

Jada doesn't discuss in particular what addictions she's referring to, or at what point in her life they occurred. However, she adds, "I have become a good problem solver with those tools, and I am d*** proud."

As for divorce, Jada and Will fought rumors that their marriage was coming to an end in 2012. Then there were those comments by Jada that made it seem like the couple had an open marriage, though she later sort of backpedaled on them.

Now, Jada says she's been meeting with elders over the last five years to learn what marriage and love are about from various perspectives. "Almost all the couples have said that at some point in their marriage they have stumbled upon inevitably difficult moments that called for a break," she writes. "I spoke to one couple who had a few years apart only to re-discover their desire to grow old together and to do what was necessary to continue to deepen their love for one another."

Jada was writing to an unnamed friend, who told her they were seeking a divorce from their spouse. She said she hopes the friend gives the marriage some space to attempt to heal it, before going the divorce route. 

Smith's advice corner didn't end there, though. She also says someone asked her why some people continue in relationships with those who treat them bad. "They stay because they don't believe they deserve to be treated better," she explains. She ends her message with a simple but uplifting, "You deserve the best and never forget it."
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