Rapper and actor 50 Cent is good with music and Vitamin Water, but couple’s counseling? Eh, I don’t know, considering his son’s mother just blasted him on the radio.
50 Cent spent a month with GQ‘s Zach Baron and during their budding bromance, 50 suggested that Baron and his girlfriend make a couple’s vision board. Baron writes:
50 Cent thinks for a minute. Actually, he says, my girlfriend—the one I just mentioned, the one I’d just moved in with? 50 Cent would like her to make a vision board, too. Then we’re going to compare. “Take things out of your folder and things out of her folder to create a folder that has everything,” he says. “Now the vision board is no longer your personal vision board for yourself: It’s a joint board.” That joint board will represent what we have in common. It will be a monument to our love.
But there will be some leftover unmatched photos, too, in each of our folders. And that’s what the joint board is really for—what it’s designed to reveal. “The things that end up on your vision board that aren’t in hers are the things that she has to accept,” 50 Cent says. “And the things that she has that you don’t are the things that you have to make a compromise with.” In a healthy relationship, he explains, your differences are really what need talking about. This is how you go about making that conversation happen.
“See?” 50 says, smiling. “Now, they ain’t gonna tell you to do that in no book.”