A-list celebrities share their tips for a happy and long-lasting relationship
Monday 03 September 2012
Our favourite celebs share their advice on maintaining a long-lasting relationship.
DON'T Try To Fix Him
Jennifer Garner celebrated her seven year anniversary with husband Ben Affleck in June 2012. Her secret? "My mom gave me a good piece of advice. She said never marry a man thinking you can change him, and I think that starts from your first date when you're in the seventh grade on. Women are fixers so we have to just not fix. Don't fix."
Jennifer Garner says you shouldn't try and 'fix' your man - no matter how tempting it is
DO Have A Laugh
Who better to take relationship advice from the loveable Hitch star, Will Smith? Smith says “Every man wants to marry his homie, a lot of women will impress them, but it’s the one they can always laugh with and be themselves with that will ultimately impress them the most. If you can be yourselves around each other, 100% of the time, and they can make your life like no one else can, you’ll never have a dull moment together.”
DON’T Think Too Much
It seems heartbreak hasn’t got the best of Mariah Carey, who is now happily settled with hubby, presenter Nick Cannon who is 11 years her junior. She says she learned to let go of the conventional ideas of the right and wrong person for you and follow your heart :
“I’ve been with someone older and that could be a disaster. [But] maybe you have to throw that side away [from you] and don’t think about it, think about who’s right for you.”
Who DO You Think You Are?
Its hard to believe that inseparable pair, Beyonce and Jay-Z spend time apart but Queen B reminds us that time alone is just as rewarding as being ‘in a relationship’: “I feel like you have to get to know yourself, know what you want, spend some time by yourself, and be proud of who you are before you can share that with someone else.”
DO Have Similarities
Kim Kardashian reveals common ground as the key to a lasting love a la Kim and Kanye. "If I have a design meeting, or he has one, we come back and talk about how our meetings went. It's cool, because you can definitely get more in-depth with someone who actually knows what you're talking about ... So that's been a fun similarity we have. I think it's essential to have similarities.
Kim and Kanye love sharing their creative endeavours
"When this whole life is done, and it's just the two of us sitting somewhere when we're 80, you want to have things to talk about that you have in common. I think that's something maybe I didn't value as highly as a quality I cared about in someone."
DO Be Yourself
Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton shows you can’t lose who you are (even if you do meet your prince charming). Despite the public interest in her relationship, her new Royal status and her husband she says : “I'm still very much Kate.”
Kate says its important to stay true to yourself - no matter who you are with!
DON’T Forget Mum’s The Word
How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days star, Matthew McConaughey reveals how to keep a partner by listening to none other than your mother: "My mom always taught us to respect a women and stuff, but she would always send us out when we were kids and say 'remember as much as she's a catch, remember you're the catch.' She always told us that we were real young. That was pretty good, pretty good dating advice."
DO invest in yourself
Lady Gaga reveals her key to happiness is herself. The feisty singer said “Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you're wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn't love you anymore."