Bottomless Pitt: Why Brad & Angelina Jolie Broke Up

Before i get into this, i’d like to congratulate my fellow struggler, Alcoholicstruggler, on reaching his target of 30 days sober. Congratulations, brother, and best of luck with your moderation.

A toast to Alcoholicstruggle (and Brad Pitt): from the juiced-box, i give you AC/DC – Have A Drink On Me

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i’m not here to gossip. Everyone knows what separated Brangelina into Brad & Angelina and it was more than an ampersand, it was booze.

i’m here as your International Functional Alcoholic Slurperson (FASe) to address this issue for us Drunks Really Involved Now Known as Exiles Reunited. i’m here for that generation of D.R.I.N.K.E.R.s; i’m here for the D-Generation.

Love Is Blind…Drunk

You meet someone, you fall in love. It happens to the best of us, literally. Sure, they have their defaults: they crunch ice with their mouths open, they don’t wash their hands after they go to the bathroom, they can pick their teeth with their toenails and insist on proving it. But hell, Love is loving someone not despite their defaults but because of them. Love means loving completely, not being picky and choosing. Love is more than accepting differences, it’s embracing them.

Alcoholism is a shortcoming. Binge drinking is an inadequacy. If you really really and truly love a drinker, you embrace that. It’s not a sacrifice, it’s easy. It’s Love. At the beginning, anyway.

"Are You Drinking What I'm Drinking?"

Love Is Hard…Alcohol

Falling in love with a serious drinker is tough. You basically get two choices: beat them or join them. Joining them sucks ’cause if you’re already a drinker you’ll drink each other silly and end up poor, trailerless and sporting jailhouse tats.

Beating them doesn’t work either ’cause they’ll give you all those BS arguments i just talked about in the previous section. “If you really loved me, you’d accept me. If you loved me, you’d love all of me. If you’re asking me to change, it means you don’t love me for who i am.” Blah blah blah. Total BS from an animal who’s afraid you’ve cornered him and are cutting off his source.

You can’t please a drinker because it takes two to please. The please-ee has to want to be pleased by things other than booze. You can’t make a drinker happy, they have to decide to want happiness. And babes, hate to be the one to break it to you, but serious booze hounds drink because they’re not happy. Or at least feel they’re happier when then they drink.

What does this mean for you, the non-drinker? The one who wants things to change? Are you doomed to either leaving or living with the pain? How do you choose between your life and love?

Simple—you can’t.

Love Is Strong…Booze

Other than bailing, you don’t have a choice. The drinker does. Sick as it may seem, this messed up alkie you’ve had the misfortune to fall for, this souse eroding your existence is the one who has all the power.

My Fellow Alcoholics, this one’s for you:

You have to decide. Do You Love that person sticking with you despite all the crap you’ve thrown up at them?

There is no right or wrong answer but i’ll give you a hint: ask the sober one in you. The drunk fµcker is gonna lie to save his glass, but the person hiding inside you before you had your first sip can tell only the truth.

More hints… Here are some tell-tale signs that you’re not in love:

  • You blame your partner for your problems
  • You claim your significant other drives you to drink
  • You complain your soulmate won’t drive you to get a drink

This is what happened to Brad Pitt. Angelina became a road block on his drunk drive of life.

There is another choice. There will come a time when you realize the person who’s got your hair back is the one for you. What to do?

It’s time to get functional.

Drinkers, Alcoholics, Alcoholics who want to be moderate drinkers, binge drinkers… You don’t have to take twelve steps but you have to make a couple. You have to make at least a little effort to show your (non-)drinking partner you’re in love. My suggestions are the following. (Remember i’m not a professional but i play one on the Net.)

  • Tell them. Tell them that you love them and then hold onto them and never let them go.
  • Be honest. Don’t hide your bottles or your drinking. Tell them exactly what you drank that day. If they love you back, they’ll understand.
  • Give that person at least one night. No matter what kind of drinker you are, you can hold off for one night. Spend it in bed with the one you love.
  • Spend some sober time with them. Show them the person you can be.
  • Beg for their understanding. You and i know what it means to be an alkie, but if your lover isn’t one, they just won’t get it. Tell them this and then plead for their forgiveness.

Love Is Everything…Alcoholic

This here is the bottom line:

If you love someone enough that you want to change, then do it.

If you don’t love them enough to feel the need to change, don’t die before you meet someone you do.


Love Is Wasted

If you’re here for the hot babes then sorry, all i’ve got is Angelina Jolie:

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Angelina Jolie At The Bar None

6 thoughts on “Bottomless Pitt: Why Brad & Angelina Jolie Broke Up

    • Yeah, you know me, i’m all about tough love.

      Still, god knows i’m not a Saint but i do practice what i preach. i’ve made efforts to control my drinking because i know Miss Demeanor is the one and only for me. i screw up—a lot—but i’m on the right track. We’re worth it.

      Thanks for patronizing me, Brother,

      Al K Hall

  1. “If you’re here for the hot babes then sorry, all i’ve got is Angelina Jolie…”

    Awwww — that is not fair to the Ange!! I think she is really hot. Although that one photo of her in the dress with the two moons of her aereola (sp?) popping out crack me the hell up and make me roll my eyes. 😀

    Anyways, what a beautiful blog this is. It shows how much we both have learned these past 20 months since I have lived with you, huh! I think that is really cool.

    I would add to the list up there the word “understanding” somewhere. Oh no wait — you did. That is an important word for me. To me, understanding means walking that thin line between enabling and being the road block. It means being compassionate to the sober person inside of the alcoholic who has to deal with the alcoholic side of him or herself without giving into the B.S. of the alcoholic. It requires something akin to walking a tightrope. Some days that is harder than others, but I have also learned how important it is to take care of myself in it all. By doing that, I am also not making you responsible for my happiness. And it avoids a lot of co-dependent traps.

    I love you. I want happiness for you and for me, and I want it to be together. So let’s keep working on it so that you can write more insightful and honest posts like this one.

    I wish the best to Brad and Angelina, too, in all honesty. It cannot be easy to go through this kind of stuff in the public eye and with so many kids to protect and watch out for. I may criticize them for some of their choices, but then they were not mine to make. Some of my own choices I am certain people would want to criticize, too.

    We’re all just doing the best we can, I really do believe. Even those who may seem like they are not…

    Miss D

    • Hi Babe,

      Yeah, we have grown a lot together, haven’t we? i really appreciate your comments and observations about how important it is to take care of yourself and the other tips for being the sober one in this kind of relationship. It helps that we’re so much in love and want to make some changes to keep our home as happy a place as possible.

      Anyway, i’m glad you appreciated the post!

      Thanks for patronizing me,

      Al K Hall

      PS Yeah, it was an easy shot at Angie. Obviously she’s a very attractive woman, but you know me, Miss Demeanor/Kate Moss is more my taste.

      Oh yeah! Thanks for the “XOXO”! 😉

  2. The picture of brad and angie labeled “are you drinking what I’m drinking?”:
    I’ve enlarged the pic, gone over it with a magnifying glass, tried to reproduce it, but for the life of me, I can’t make out what is tatooed on angies arm (this is someone who once wore Billy Bob Thornton’s blood in a vile on a chain around her neck, so I’m not expecting her to be the poster child for sobriety herself or the tatoo to make a whole lot of sense).

    • Thanks for your question, my Brother,

      As your tender bartender, i aim to please.

      The tattoo originally was just the roman numeral XIII because “she doesn’t believe in superstitions”. She later added “V MCMXL” because “13 May 1940 is the date when Winston Churchill gave a famous speech, in which he said: “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat”.”

      i got this from the following site, which explains *all* of her tattoos (even the removed ones) and provides photos:

      The photo next to the explanation is of the original “XIII” only, but a description of the elaboration is provided next to it.

      Thanks for patronizing me,

      Al K Hall

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