4 Relationship Tips We Can Learn From Jay-Z & Beyoncé
by Misha Palmer
Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z and his superstar wife Beyoncé have proved that they are indeed force to be reckoned with in the music industry. They have not only managed to capitalize on their talents, but they have created an empire large enough to sustain their children and their children’s children. The two have jointly made billions of dollars doing what they love. But while there is much to learn from the two business-wise, even if you may not agree with the content of their lyrics or some of their life choices, we all could take a few que’s and learn a thing or two. Check out these 4 simple relationship tips we all could learn from The Carters and put into practice in our own relationships.
Solidify a friendship. It’s so important to be friends with who you find yourself romantically involved. You need to actually like the person. Before becoming Mr. & Mrs. Cater, the two moguls found themselves growing not only their careers to new heights, but their friendship. With a solid and strong friendship as a foundation, you’re bound to stand the test of times. Oh and those tests will come.
Lay all egos aside and commit to the bigger picture. In the face of turmoil, there’s no room for super size egos. So many times in life we find ourselves in the biggest fight, and rather than admit the truth we hold onto wanting to be right—wanting to win and not appear weak. We end up pretending and putting up these falsehoods for the outside world to see when all along our relationships are crumbling and coming apart at the seams. Even the power couple has faced such challenges. Jay-Z himself has recently shared how the pair was heading in a path of unraveling.
“This is my real life. I ran into this place and we built this big, beautiful mansion of a relationship that wasn’t totally built on the 100% truth and it starts cracking. Things started happening that the public can see. Then we had to get to a point of ‘Okay, let’s tear this down and let’s start from the beginning.”
Had they not committed to the bigger picture in their relationship—love, they would not have wanted to start over, and rebuild their love bigger and better.
Teamwork makes the dream work. Although the superstar couple is sure to have entourages of people in their camp, their partnership is the most important team effort. They have successfully created chart-topping duets, garnering plenty of awards and accolades. So it is safe to say that two are sure to continue to produce great things together in the future. They show us that in any relationship, you have to build together to create anything amazing in your relationship—it is a joint effort. After all, God create marriage to be the ultimate partnership.
Don’t judge someone by their past. Jay –Z is no stranger to breaking the law and indulging in criminal activity in his former years. But in all his wrong doings he has since turned his life around to make an honest yet lucrative living. He’s a great example showing that you don’t have to be what you once wore. And Beyoncé shows us that it’s ok to meet people where they currently are, accept them, and allow for growth and change. No one is perfect. The bible not only says, thou shall not judge, but…
“You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. So when you, a mere human being, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment?” Romans 2:1-3