Celebrity News: Kristen Bell Shares The Secrets to Her Healthy Relationship With Dax Shepard

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Kristen Bell Shares The Secrets to Her Healthy Relationship With Dax Shepard

Kristen Bell. Photo: David Gabber / PRPhotos.com

By Jessica Gomez

In celebrity news, Kristen Bell shared her marital wisdom with Instagram on Valentine’s Day, according to EOnline.com. Bell shared a post of a letter with relationship advice she had been asked to write for her newlywed friends. Grab a tissue, here is what she wrote: “Vulnerability always begets connection and intimacy. Stay vulnerable with each other. In 10 yrs when the dopamine has waned, remember: Life is a crazy ride. It is a privilege to go through it with a partner. Take necessary separateness. It will make your marriage better. Loving someone despite their faults, failings, or character defects is the most powerful loving thing you can do. Rejoice in what makes the other person happy, and allow them their individual interests. Know that everyone is doing the best they can with what they’ve got. So get a bigger emotional tool box to fix your problems.” Aw, Kristen Bell is bae — Dax Shepard sure is lucky!

In celebrity news, Kristen Bell is giving us her secrets to a successful relationship. What are three things that add to a healthy relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

There are many things you can do to help your relationship become healthier. Some things work better than others, while others work for some couples better than others. Nevertheless, here are three things to do for a healthier relationship:

1. Be honest: Being honest is a two way street. Being honest with one another is crucial. Trust is key to making a relationship work. Lies hurt and even ruin relationships. Being honest builds trust and makes the bond between you and your significant other even stronger. It can sometimes be hard to be honest at all times, but the benefits are worth it.

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2. Encourage and compliment each other: Sweet things and encouraging words go a long way. Supporting each other is another crucial element to making relationships work. As for complimenting, you should always make each other feel special. Never stop making your loved one feel special — flirt and push one another ahead!

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3. Spend quality time together: Snuggle, do things you both love doing together, and try new things. Cuddling is great because physical contact and connection is important. In fact, being held for an extended period of time releases serotonin, elevating your mood. Spending quality time is important for every relationship. As time passes, sometimes couples spend time together but not quality time. Spice things up and do different things or do those things you really enjoy — try to do that at least once a week.

What are ways you keep your relationship healthy? Share below!

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Celebrity Couple News: Lady Gaga & Fiance Christian Carino Share Kiss Backstage at Grammys 2018

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Couple News: Lady Gaga & Fiance Christian Carino Share Kiss Backstage at Grammys 2018

Lady Gaga. Photo: David Gabber / PRPhotos.com

By Jessica Gomez

In celebrity news, Lady Gaga and her fiancé Christian Carino were photographed sharing an endearing kiss backstage at the 2018 Grammys on Sunday, according to UsMagazine.com. Gaga was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album for “Joanne” and Best Pop Solo Performance for “Million Reasons.” The pop star did not win either award, but she did preform a fusion of both nominated songs. And, her future hubby was there to support his lady. Let’s keep our ears open for their celebrity wedding date!

This newly engaged celebrity couple are very much in love. What are some ways to support your partner in his or her professional endeavors?


Cupid’s Advice:

Supporting one another in a relationship is a given! Cupid has some relationship advice on ways to support your partner’s journey toward their career path:

1. Be their cheerleader: Sometimes when following your dreams, things can get rocky, and what we really need is a support system. Be respectful of their feelings and listen to them. Show your partner you understand, support them by acknowledging their negative feelings and encouraging their positive ones. Don’t forget to cheer them on as well. Lift them up when they’re at their lows and their highs. Words of encouragement go a long way.

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2. Offer help: Sometimes your partner may need an extra mind, a different perspective. Sometimes a shoulder to lean on. Discuss the obstacles and the solutions to those obstacles together. Helping them in any way you can in any aspect of their life can help their career one. Be on the lookout and see what your partner may need. You both are a team, and you have to be in it together to win it.

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3. Stay involved: While being a cheerleader and offering help to your partner, you of course have to stay involved. Keep yourself updated with their journey and what’s going on with them mentally and emotionally, and vice versa. Neither you or your partner should become isolated from the other. Pursing a career can take up a lot of time and effort, but staying involved with one another is also important when in a committed relationship. Keep lines of communication open at all times, and keep up with as much optimism as possible!

What ways have you encouraged and supported your partner during their journeys? Comment below!

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Relationship Advice: What If Your Family Doesn’t Approve Of Your Partner?

Cupid's Pulse Article: Relationship Advice: What If Your Family Doesn’t Approve Of Your Partner?

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber. Photo: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

By Dr. Jane Greer

Choosing a partner for life is a big deal under any circumstances. There’s enough pressure on yourself to ensure that you’re making the right decision and meeting all your needs. So what happens when you come up against a thumbs down from a parent, sibling, or friend who has been weighing in on your choices all your life? Why is it that the people you love take a contrary position and see your partner completely unsuitable for you? Why can’t they just welcome the people your care about with open arms? If this sounds like a familiar situation, you are not alone. This is a very common experience for many people, and it happens for a lot of reasons. It speaks to declaring your independence, freedom of choice, autonomy, and, most importantly, trusting your own judgement to know what is best for you, rather than what others think is best.

Here are some key pieces of relationship advice as you work to stay true to yourself and your commitment, without allowing conflict to tear apart your family:

It has been reported that Selena Gomez‘s mother is not happy about her rekindled celebrity relationship with pop star Justin Bieber. Considering how distraught Selena was in the aftermath of their much-publicized breakup, it makes sense that her loved ones would worry about her this time around. Whatever the reasons may be, Selena’s mom has assured the public that she just wants her daughter to be safe, healthy, and happy. While the approval of your parents is always a plus in any relationship, is it crucial to the success of your union? What can you do, then, if you find yourself in a similar situation?

It is important to begin with an open conversation with the person criticizing your partner. Ask them to spell out their concerns and explain why they feel the person is not right for you. This isn’t always easy to do. You might start from a defensive position, (especially if this is a continuous pattern) but it is worth hearing what’s on their mind because their thinking is valid and you might be missing something. Keep an open mind while you are talking and consider what they have to say. If, for example, your romantic partner exhibited bad behavior in the past and your parents call that out, think about what has changed and what is different now. You have likely allowed yourself to fully trust that person and move forward with them. Explain the changes and describe why the previous behaviors are no longer something to worry about.

Related Link: Relationship Advice: Is a Bad Boy Good for You?

If, on the other hand, your family members or friends raise issues about a difference in race or religion, this may be a fork in the road where you choose to go your own way. It becomes a step toward independence, and a move away from the ideals of the family you grew up in. It is a time when you can take responsibility and voice your own values, even though they may differ from your parents, siblings, or friends. It can serve as an emotional emancipation and where you start to embrace what is important to you. When this happens, you acknowledge that they have criticisms, while asserting that they are not your personal beliefs.

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Whatever the case, if you continue to meet disapproval tell your loved ones that you would like them to “agree to disagree” and accept that you have clear differences of opinion in order to stay together as a family. This is also a time to put boundaries in place. Note that you are aware they don’t like your choice, but you do not want to hear anything more from them unless you specifically ask for an opinion. You can even warn that if they broach the subject, you will simply end the conversation. This will help you keep some control and prevent being blindsided.

The ultimate goal is to avoid getting into a power struggle that could make you feel controlled and judged by a parent or other loved one. It’ll also avoid lots of arguments, too! Try not to become defensive or feel you have to justify your choice. The only thing that matters is that you are happy, excited, and comfortable as you move forward with your partner with your eyes on the future. Hopefully Selena and Justin will be able to do this and find peace even with the family discord. And, in time, Selena’s mother will also come around and embrace her daughter’s rekindled romance.

Please tune in to the Doctor on Call radio hour on HealthyLife.net every Tuesday at 2 PM EST, 11 AM PST. First and third Tuesdays are Shrink Wrap on Call, second Tuesdays are HuffPost on Call, and the last Tuesday of the month is Let’s Talk Sex! Email your questions dealing with relationships, intimacy, family, and friendships to Dr. Greer at askdrjane@drjanegreer.com. Connect with Dr. Jane Greer on Facebook, at www.facebook.com/DrJaneGreer, and be sure to follow @DrJaneGreer on Twitter for her latest insights on love, relationships, sex, and intimacy. For more on Dr. Greer, visit http://www.drjanegreer.com.

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Celebrity News: ‘Bachelor’ Arie Luyendyk Jr. Justifies First Impression Rose Pick

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: ‘Bachelor’ Arie Luyendyk Jr. Justifies First Impression Rose Pick

Arie Luyendyk Jr. Photo: Instagram/ariejr

By Rachel Sparks

This celebrity news is stirring up some fire! Bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr. chose who to gave his first rose to, and according to EOnline.comhis choice made a lot of people mad. Single mom from Maine Chelsea threw insults around, upsetting the other women and the viewers, but to Arie, she was taking the initiative he wanted to see. Arie is confident that viewers will change their mind about Chelsea; he hasn’t yet!

This celebrity news has us in Arie’s corner. What are some ways to know if someone appreciates you with no ulterior motive?

Cupid’s Advice:

We all dream of being on the ‘Bachelor’ and being handed that rose, but like Arie, there are many times we can doubt the true intentions of someone. A lot of people will try and use someone in Arie’s situation for their own personal gain, so how can you remain secure in others’ advances? Read Cupid’s dating advice:

1. They seek you out often: Arie was driven by Chelsea’s relentless pursuit of him. It’s confidence-boosting when someone keeps coming after you. How do you know they’re doing it for the right reasons? Pay attention to when and how they seek you out. If they’re gaining a lot of attention for it, the situation is less about you and more about them.

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2. They ask the right questions: Dating is prying in the beginning, but what kind of information someone is digging for makes a big difference. Asking someone about their interests and aspirations is a genuine connection-forming question, rather than asking about money or how luxurious their home is.

Related Link: Celebrity News: Arie Luynedyk Jr. Hands Out First Impression Rose on Season Premier of ‘The Bachelor’

3. They listen: Listening is one of the most crucial parts to building a strong foundation of communication, and as any relationship advice will say, communication is key. If they listen to you and genuinely respond, you know you’ve found someone who’s main interest is you.

How do you know when someone is being genuine with you? Share your dating tips below!

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Relationship Advice: Keys to Growing a Business When the Marriage is Over

Cupid's Pulse Article: Relationship Advice: Keys to Growing a Business When the Marriage is Over

Christina El Moussa and Tarek El Moussa at the 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards. Photo: christinaelmoussa/Instagram

By Amy Osmond Cook, Ph.D

Hollywood certainly has its share of dramatic endings — relationship endings, that is. Stars like Laurence Fishburne, Fergie, Chris Pratt, Jennifer Hudson, and Danica Patrick, to name a few, were invested in a long-term celebrity relationship and either personally or professionally called it quits. But what happens when a couple’s livelihood relies on maintaining a relationship after the marriage is over?

Christina and Tarek El Moussa can relate. After becoming household names as co-hosts of HGTV’s hit reality TV show Flip or Flop, they publicly announced their celebrity divorce just over a year ago. Despite moving on in their personal lives, both are committed to working together to make their successful business grow.

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It’s not uncommon for former partners to maintain a business relationship. There are an estimated 3.3 million businesses in the U.S. that are jointly owned by spouses. In some cases, a partner buys out the remaining portion of the business. But in a growing number of cases, the former married couple opt to remain invested in the business long after the divorce is final.

“I worked with one business where, actually, [the ex-spouses] were better business partners and got along better after the divorce and stayed together within the business for a while,” says Dann Van Der Vliet, executive director of the Smith Family Business Initiative at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. Van Der Vliet believes that, when the divorce relieves the anxiety in a relationship, the partners can focus on the strengths they contribute to the business.

Reality TV Stars Open Up About Celebrity Divorce & Share Relationship Advice

I talked with Christina and Tarek about their transition from a blended life to one that is now exclusively professional. They shared five rules they follow to maintain a positive and supportive professional relationship, even though they now lead separate personal lives:

1. Be professional: Part of their success derives from their ability to separate professional obligations from personal responsibilities. “We believe in this company, and that means keeping our personal lives separate,” Tarek explains. “When we’re on set, it’s like a different life than what we live outside of the set. When we’re doing our job, we’re doing our job.”

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2. Focus on the ultimate goal: Whether it’s personal or business, staying focused on your goals can help minimize distractions. “Every day that we film, I remember why I’m there,” says Tarek. He says his priority is to support his kids and family. “Second, I remember how I worked my entire life to build this thing. I don’t want to throw it away because of a divorce. We are good at what we do,” he adds. “We love flipping houses, and we enjoy delivering a great TV show that helps change people’s lives.”

3. Put kids first: Tarek and Christina understand that it is in everyone’s best interest to get along. “Children come first, and that means doing things that are best for them,” says Christina. “In our children’s case, it was in their best interest to do things together.” Often that decision requires some sacrifice and adjustments on the parent’s part.

4. Don’t sweat the small stuff: When tensions are high, it seems everything is a big deal. Immediately after a divorce, no matter how amicable, there is going to be a transition period. “Take time apart in all areas to better understand what you want,” says Kate Taylor. “As you redefine your relationship, you should draw clear lines around your roles and responsibilities at work.”

Christina quickly discovered that not everything is worth fighting about. “When you’re not with that person, you’re not entitled to have those disagreements anymore,” she shares. “When Tarek and I first separated, if there was a disagreement, it was important that we walk away from it.” When disagreements happen, her rule is: Don’t react, because that is the moment when you need to think more clearly.

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5. Keep it fun: Tarek and Christina make sure to contribute to a positive work environment. Their professionalism means everyone feels happy and comfortable when they are at work. “We have a great crew,” says Christina. “We’ve been friends with all of them for a long time. Because of that, it makes everything much easier because it’s such a great workplace.”

There are those who are skeptical that this type of relationship can work, but Christina is unfazed by the criticism. “Business is what we’ve always done best together. Tarek and I both agree that we work great together regardless of whether or not we are married,” she explains. “We make a great co-parenting team as well. There is nothing I would have done differently.”

For more information about and articles by our relationship expert Dr. Amy Osmond Cook, click here.

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Celebrity Couple Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux Are Still Going Strong Despite Split Rumors

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Couple Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux Are Still Going Strong Despite Split Rumors

Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston. Photo: Emiley Schweich / PR Photos

By Rachel Sparks

Celebrity couple Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux celebrated Christmas together, despite rumors of a celebrity divorce. Though the couple doesn’t spend a lot of time together, a close friend revealed to UsMagazine.com that the two were weekend lovers. In between shootings of both their projects, Aniston would fly up to New York City to visit husband Theroux. Aniston spent time alone in L.A., her west coast preference the driving force for some independent time, but the the couple is reportedly still going strong.

This celebrity couple isn’t headed for Splitsville, despite rumors. What are some ways to keep gossip from affecting your relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

We’re all victims of gossip, so it’s not unfamiliar when the negative words are directed towards your relationship. Despite the former acquaintance with rumors, they can still hurt your relationship. Read Cupid’s relationship advice to help you and your love survive:

1. Sometimes, it comes from deep love: Understanding that gossip can come from a deep place of love doesn’t negate the effects of the rumors, but it can help you and your partner avoid too much heartache. When family gossips, they want to get to know what’s going on in your life. Not everyone gossips from love, but recognizing who the words are coming from and why it’s being said can help you move past the gossip.

Related Link: Celebrity News: Jennifer Aniston Slams Pregnancy Rumors, Paparazzi, & More

2. Communicate openly: Be sure to talk openly and honestly with your partner. What they say is far more important than what anyone else says. Sure, some rumors are very hard to ignore and may test the trust you and your partner have built, but without believing in your love, there’s no way the two of you can make it through gossip. Remain open and honest and you two can make it through anything.

Related Link: Celebrity News: Justin Theroux Reveals How Marriage to Jennifer Aniston Works

3. Cut out the negativity: Ultimately, if people cannot stop gossiping about you and your partner, cut them out. If you’ve approached the origin of the negative words and asked them to stop and they won’t, keep your distance. It’s hard when it’s family, but family has to understand that your choice is your’s alone. Until they respect that, keeping away negativity will help you and your partner heal.

How have you and your partner made it through rumors? Share your advice below!

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Relationship Advice: How to Emotionally Connect with a Man


On this week’s Single in Stilettos dating advice video, founder and relationship expert Suzanne Oshima talks to love and dating coach Jaki Sabourin about how to emotionally connect with a man and get engaged at any age. Watch the video above for their best relationship advice!

Relationship Advice to Help You Emotionally Connect with a Man

Here are three ways that women can connect emotionally with a man:

1. Be interested instead of interesting: The fastest way to connect emotionally is to be curious about your date. “When we’re trying to be interesting, we’re nervous and feeling self-conscious. We really fail to notice the man in front of us — who he is, the red flags, what he’s doing,” Sabourin explains. Being interested in him will encourage him to lower his guard and really tell you about himself. “Get curious!” Oshima adds.

Related Link: Dating Advice Video: Stop Attracting Emotionally Unavailable Men

2. Be vulnerable: Be open and honest. Real vulnerability comes from a place of being able to accept yourself. “You’re going to be able to be vulnerable with a man directly proportionate to your ability to accept who you are,” the dating coach says. Vulnerability is very attractive because it’s real, and being as real as possible will create a connection right away.

Related Link: Relationship Advice: How to Get Men to Fall Into Your Lap

3. Be less agreeable: It’s a big turn-off when a woman just wants to please a man. “They want to know what your likes are, what turns you on, what gets you excited about life,” Sabourin shares. “Be a little more sassy and stand in your truth.”

For more dating advice videos and additional information about the Single in Stilettos shows, click here.

For more videos from CupidsPulse.com, check out our YouTube channel.

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