You know a couple is happy when you see one! Sustaining a healthy relationship is no mean feat.If you get into a relationship in hopes that it will work out on its own, you have set yourself up for an inevitable heartache.
In a world of glitz and glamor, where relationships tend to be so fickle, there are sparkling examples of couples who worked in unison to create healthy relationships. Take inspiration in the love stories of some of your favorite celebrity couples. These relationships withstood the challenges and grew from strength to strength.
Here’s a solid compilation of the most worth taking advice from your favorite celebrity couples who have navigated through the trials and tribulations and maintained a meaningful relationship.
Meryl Streep and Don Gummer – Accept that you are not always right
Meryl Streep has managed to attain long-term success in her career and her long-standing marriage with her sculptor husband Don Gummer.
She has been married for a solid forty years now and when asked about the secret to her long, fulfilling marriage she lays emphasis on talking about any issues that arise, irrespective of being seemingly small or trivial. She underlines the importance of listening attentively to your partner and being gracious enough to accept that in a conflict, you are not always right.
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan – Relationship check-in
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan fell head over heels in love with each other on the set of their 2006 movie “Step Up”. According to them, it is vital to be vocal to your partner about your needs and fantasies.
In fact, Channing shares that they have an interesting trick up their sleeve. They do a regular marriage check-in with each other where they ask each other to rate their love for the partner on a scale of 10. It helps them unravel the areas of improvement and also gives them some serious relationship goals to work on.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith – Marriage counseling is a cleansing process
Will Smith and wife Jada have had their share of peaks and valleys in a marriage spanning 2 decades, and have turned to marriage counseling to save their marriage which was dogged by the rumors of being on the rocks.
Will was quoted as saying to The Sun, referring to the marriage counseling as “ The dark before the dawn”. He shares an insight – “ When the truth comes out and people have to say who they are and what they think, you get to know who they are.”
The Suicide Squad star says that if a marriage is fraught with issues, it is best to resort to counseling as it is a cleansing process much essential to gaining an understanding of your partner, yourself and the underlying conflicts – before you make a fresh start in your relationship.
Beyonce and Jay Z – Choose a partner who helps you become the best version of yourself
Beyonce and her husband of 10 years, Jay Z started off as really good friends and their friendship of many years took a natural progression to marriage in the year 2008.
She says it took hard work and sacrifice to make their marriage great. She further adds that it has been helpful that for the last twenty years she is with a partner who brings out the best in her. Beyonce pridefully states that Jay Z facilitates her growth in becoming the best version of herself.
The sensational singer attributes the success of her marriage to the fact that she found in her husband an ally who supported her in recognizing and overcoming her flaws.
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell – Love, gratitude, and compassion at all times
Goldie Hawn says her 34 years of successful marriage with Kurt Russell boils down to love, gratitude, and compassion even when either of them is driving each other completely crazy.
Hawn says that it is a non- negotiable component of a successful relationship that you nurture family, fun, and sex. Be cognizant of factoring these things in your marriage and you are good to go!
Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi – Have a meal together
Popular American comedian and television host, Ellen Degeneres, has had a steady relationship with Portia de Rossi since 2004. Her relationship with Portia De Rossi culminated in marriage in 2008.
She endorses the concept of spending quality time together which has been a major binder in keeping Ellen and her partner on the same wavelength. She advises to make time for your loved ones and make it a ritual to have dinner together with your spouse.
Michelle Obama and Barack Obama – Commitment and love are not outdated, as yet!
Since their first date in 1989, followed by a three-year courtship and eventually, wedding in 1992, the former president and the former first lady have maintained a strong relationship. On several occasions, the golden couple has been photographed indulging in public display of affection.
According to Michelle Obama, love flourishes when the couple works in close conjunction towards attaining the relationship goals and life goals together. She adds that qualities like honesty, undying commitment, and selfless love are the pivots of a good marriage. Good marriages don’t just happen, they are a byproduct of relentless hard work.
A successful romantic partnership needs an accumulation of small, thoughtful actions and tokens of love, affection, and generosity towards your partner. If you are willing to put in the hard work and commitment that it takes to nourish and keep your relationship thriving, then you don’t need grand gestures.
Try incorporating these tips and maintain your will and effort to build or restore a healthy relationship and you will soon find yourself as a part of a beautiful synergy with your partner.