What We Can All Learn From Jen & Ben’s Divorce

by Krystle K | Co-founder of The Snap Mom

Image: Reuters

Whether you saw it coming from a mile away, are completely blindsided, or don’t even know who this couple is, there are 3 things we can all learn from the recent news of Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck’s split.

This isn’t as heartbreaking as the past divorce of All-American couple Jennifer Anniston and Brad Pitt, but it’s a close second.

Here are 3 things we can learn about marriage from this ex-husband and wife:

1. Money can’t buy love

This couple has a combined net worth of over $115 million dollars. If money could buy love, they would be set for eternity. Many couples fall into the trap of thinking that more money would fix all of their problems. “If we only had more money, we could pay all the bills, buy luxurious things, go on more dates, hire a cleaner…and everything would be perfect!” The truth is: money can’t fix a broken relationship.

2. Beauty can’t keep love

Well when it comes to looks these two hit the Hollywood jackpot. Yes Ben may have put on a few pounds recently but he still has that rugged handsome thing going on and and Jen is just stunning as always (even after 3 kids!). So one would think they they would just stare into each other’s extremely good-looking eyes and be forever enamored by each other…nope. Attraction, lust, or whatever you want to call it fades. Every relationship has an intoxication phase where you just literally cannot get enough time together but as we all know, work, kids and life can really put a damper on that fire.

3. Talent can’t sustain love

Talent, fame, aspiration, and success are impressive, but they can’t sustain love. Relationships are a tricky balance of having your own personal life/goals and having shared/mutual goals. Couples easily get toxic when each person does not have an individual identity, but they can also become distant if they have too much going on separately. Jen and Ben are both extremely talented and accomplished actors, but at the end of the day (or a decade for them), that didn’t do much for their marriage.


Make sure you stay on the same page and invest in one another.

Here are some tips: 

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