It looks like Eddie Cibrian isn’t afraid to let it known he has a thing for fashion.  LeAnn Rimes’ husband not only accompanied her to a Monique Lhuillier fashion show last week, but he routinely helps his wife pick out her clothes.  “I give her fashion advice all the time,” Cibrian, 38, told E! News.  Rimes chimed in, saying, “”We both have [given each other advice].  I think if we get each other’s approval, that’s all that matters.”

How does getting your partner’s advice help your relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

One of the benefits of being in a relationship is that you don’t have to make decisions all on your own.  That’s not to say you can’t be independent while dating or in marriage, but it’s nice to have someone weigh in sometimes.  Here’s how it can help:

1. Important decisions: It can sometimes be intimidating to make choices that heavily affect your life.  By posing the question to your partner as well, he or she can point out some sides of the situation you had never thought of before.

2. Mutual choices: If you’re trying to decide where to go for dinner, getting your mate’s opinion is imperative so that you both enjoy your meal.  Just because you’re in the mood for Chinese food doesn’t mean your partner feels the same way.

3. Respect: By asking for your significant other’s advice, you’re showing him or her that you respect their opinions and thoughts.  Respect can go a long way in strengthening a relationship.

When has your partner’s advice really helped you in the past? Share your experience below.