By Melissa Lee

In celebrity couple news, Ben Affleck and girlfriend Lindsay Shookus have been going strong! Affleck and Shookus, who have been casually dating since April, were seen enjoying a relaxed date night at a LA pizza joint. UsMagazine.com reported that Affleck is very happy with Shookus, a producer for Saturday Night Live. The two apparently met nearly three years ago, while they were both married to their respective spouses — both couples ended up getting divorced later that year.

This newly announced celebrity couple are definitely making an impact. What are some ways to work on the strength of your relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

This celeb couple seems to be going steady after a few months of casual dating. If you’re looking to make your new relationship strong, check out some of these tips from Cupid:

1. No pressure: Putting pressure on a young relationship will only cause unnecessary stress, especially if it’s still in the early stages. By keeping things fun, light and casual, the avoidance of pressure will eventually work to your advantage by letting the more serious stuff come at the right time. Besides, who wants to be getting serious in a relationship that’s only a few months old?

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2. Extend loving gestures: Show your appreciation for your new sweetheart by occasionally doing nice things for them. Extend loving gestures like buying them flowers, cooking them a meal, or even just sending a sweet text to them. Kind and loving actions like this show that you truly do care for them, plus it’ll put a smile on their face throughout the day.

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3. Communication is always key: Regardless of how long you’ve been with your partner, communication will always be crucial to a strong relationship. It’s even more important to implement this behavior early on, so you two get in the habit of expressing your concerns, bothers or appreciations. By starting to do this when the relationship is young, it won’t be as much of an issue later on.

What are some ways that you work on strengthening a relationship? Share your thoughts below.