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5 Celeb couples who are #marriagegoals

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We so often hear that marriage is hard work, with compromise and sacrifice the fundamentals for a happy union. If this is the case for us regular folk, we can’t imagine the obstacles our fave celeb couples have to endure. Constant scrutiny in the spotlight or travelling away from your beau can definitely take it’s toll. It’s no wonder Hollywood marriages are so often fleeting. Luckily for us, there are those rare partnerships that we can still look to for inspiration – those that have stood the test of time through rough and rocky patches, or those that are simply just too adorable on social media – scroll down to see who our top #marriagegoal celeb couples are.

#Marriagegoal 1: Build a foundation first à la Beyoncé and Jay-Z

During an interview with Oprah in 2013, Beyoncé shared that she and the other half of her empire, rapper husband Jay-Z, were friends for a year and a half before they even went on any date. ‘I think that foundation is so important for a relationship,’ she said.

We couldn’t agree more. Once the honeymoon phase fizzles out, it’s vital you and your partner have a friendship and understanding that allows you to navigate the stresses of everyday life with ease. Knowing someone’s qualities and character before diving into dating or marriage is key to a healthy life together.

#Marriagegoal 2: Share responsibilities like Victoria and David Beckham

The Beckhams have been together for nearly 20 years and from the way they gush about each other and their four gorgeous kids, it seems their family unit is constantly flowing with unconditional love and support. During a sit-down with Elle UK, Victoria dished on the secret that makes their marriage so iron-clad – turns out it’s all about responsibility:

‘David and I are both very very busy,’ she said. ‘During fashion week, when I’m working, the children will be in New York and he’s already planned to take them to museums then out for dinner on Saturday night so he is very good at that sort of thing – as am I. That’s how you can show your support in a marriage, by saying, “You know what, I’ve got this.” That’s what makes a good partnership.’

Taking the reigns from your significant other doesn’t have to mean huge gestures either. Rather, it’s the little things that can have the biggest impact and can lay the foundation for a nurturing relationship.

#Marriagegoals 3: Have a sense of humour like Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds 

Six years and two daughters into their marriage, Blake and Ryan are the epitome of family goals. Ryan’s hilarious parenting tweets about his daughters have become somewhat of a staple on social media and prove that even mega movie stars go through the same struggles we do –  it’s all about the attitude you have when you approach them.

The duo also frequently joke about one another at public appearances, with Ryan once saying, ‘I want to thank my wife, everything I do is to make her laugh.’ Simply put, these two know how to take a serious situation and look at it in a lighthearted manner, which is something all couples can aspire to. Laughter is a great component to any relationship and keeps the spark alive in a marriage, even when dealing with mundane chores or daily responsibilities.

#Marriagegoal 4: Spend time together – and apart à la Amal and Clooney

As an A-list actor and international human rights lawyer, this couple have had to come up with a few nifty tricks to make their long-distance love less challenging. Their secret? ‘We have a rule whereby we’re never apart for more than a week,’ says George. ‘We have a place in London now where it’s easy for us to spend a lot of time together and I can work on new film projects — writing, reading scripts.’

While many of us may not relate to having homes around the world or a jetset lifestyle, the biggest lesson to take away is that despite how busy you both may get, it’s important to make time to spend quality time together. Schedule a couple of hours where it’s just you and your spouse, without any distractions or even technology so you can reconnect and feel grounded in your partnership. By the same token, don’t be afraid to spend time apart either. That quick girl’s getaway or guys’ weekend could be a great idea, allowing you both to rejuvenate as individuals and ensuring you can give the best version of yourself to your love.

#Marriagegoal 5: Always communicate like Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Channing Tatum

With eight years of wedded bliss under their belts, Channing shared how the pair keep their marriage strong: ‘Jenna and I have a trick we use to check in with each other. We say, “On a scale of one to 10, how much do you love me right now?” It’s not as romantic as you think. Sometimes it’s like, “I love you at a six right now. I have an issue, and you asked. So now I’m going to tell you…”.’

Do what works for you and your partner when it comes to communicating effectively. When upset, you may need some time to cool off but once you have, don’t avoid the issue. Try to be as open and transparent as possible in order to resolve any problems that arise.

Who – or what – are some of your #marriagegoals? Share them with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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