Brad Pitt, marriage and getting a bit teary

Our new issue is out with Brad Pitt as our new cover star

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Is it me? This month, it feels like love and marriage are in the air. What with Amal Alamuddin, human rights lawyer deciding to marry our March cover star George Clooney. And with Angelina, our July cover star marrying our current cover star Brad Pitt last month, what's going on, we asked? (Maybe it's the Psychologies cover star love dust?!)

Practicalities like death duties aside, there's no real need for a loving couple to get married any more, yet the numbers of marriages is on the increase - up five per cent, year on year. I must admit, even a divorced singleton like myself got a bit teary when I read our feature Marriage: Why Bother? in the new issue on sale now.

Brad Pitt obviously thought it was a good idea. We got the lowdown in our cover interview on how he juggles six kids, a stellar career and marriage to one of the most beautiful women on the planet.

Brad shares how he feels about his family and our dossier this month runs with this theme as we talk to the experts about families and how to survive them - how can we learn to communicate better, to find a way to make peace, let go of grudges? I share inspirational quotations from one of my favourite authors Pema Chodron, author of bestselling When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times. "Be grateful for everyone," she says. "If we were to make list of people we don't like - people we find obnoxious, threatening or worthy of contempt - we would discover much about those aspects of ourselves that we can't face. By being grateful for everyone, we can make peace with aspects of ourselves that we have rejected." Now, there's a new way to look at it!

We're also looking at new ways to look at other big life obstacles - from healing depression with poetry and fighting sexism with comedy. It's a great issue.

I hope you enjoy it.

Suzy x

Suzy Walker

Editor of Psychologies, Psychologies

I am proud to be editor of Psychologies, a magazine that champions, challenges and coaches us to think differently so we can solve our own problems and create a life that nourishes us. Author of Making The Big Leap and The Big Peace, Suzy believes that the secret to happiness is living life to the full right here, right now, committing to a few goals now and again and taking Oscar, the Psychologies dog for a walk round the field when it all gets a bit too much.