Getting into a relationship is so much easier than making it last and on taking a look at the grim stats which clearly show nearly half the marriages in the US ending up in divorce or separation, that fact is made even more painfully evident. However, long-standing celebrity couples like Barack and Michelle Obama or Hugh Jackman and Deborah Lee Furness are living, breathing proof of the fact that love can strive through even the toughest of times, as long as the couple is willing to put in the necessary work. On that note, today we are going to take a look at relationship tips, as suggested by long-lasting celebrity couples to see if the same can’t be applied to our own respective personal lives.
Hugh Jackman and Deborah Lee Furness
Hugh Jackman kept it simple when he was asked about what keeps his two-decade-long relationship with his wife Deborah Lee Furness so solid. The dashing actor from Australia simply replied that one only needs to find the right person to begin with and the rest falls in place.
Barack and Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama openly admitted to marriage counseling acting as one of the key reasons behind keeping the bond between the two of them from falling away, even when the situation got difficult. We learn from her that to make a relationship last, you need to have the will to put in real work behind it, especially if things start to go downhill. It also stands as a testament to the political couple’s strength of character as well.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z
While we are sure a lot of other factors have played a role in keeping the marriage between Beyoncé and Jay-Z so fresh, even after eleven whole years, their mutual affinity for sex toys seems to have played a significant role in there too!
In fact, it is easy to forget how important sex is for a couple in the busy routine of everyday life. Get a toy to please your man and you may just manage to ignite a new flame from a source that none of you probably even knew mattered anymore. Mix it up with cosplay, sex toys, experimentations and more to keep the fire alive through the years, so that there’s always that sense of excitement in the relationship.
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.
They have two children together and have been married since 2002, so it doesn’t get much picture perfect than that! If you look at any photo that has the two of them in one frame, you can practically see the love and respect they have for each other.
As it turns out, mutual respect is what Prinze Jr. mentioned as a key binding factor between the two of them, during his interview with the US Weekly. The fact that they can still make each other laugh, even after so many years, is proof of a special bond that very few of us share.
Finding the right person, acceptance of the inevitability of change, adaptability, innovation, experimentation, mutual respect, sense of humor, and most of all, the will to give it one more try is what keeps couples together through the thick and thin.
Love is definitely a powerful factor in keeping two human beings together, but it needs to be expressed in ways that make sense to the other person as well. If there was any doubt to these being the strands of love that keep two human beings together, after going through the remarks, opinions, and tips from the celebrity couples we just discussed, that doubt should no longer exist.
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