Dating since 2007, R&B singer John Legend and 26-year-old model Chrissy Teigen got engaged over the holiday weekend.  According to UsMagazine.comLegend proposed while the couple were vacationing in the Maldives.  Legend, a nine-time Grammy winner known for hits such as “Ordinary People” has managed to keep his relationship strong with Teigen who starred on Deal or No Deal and has appeared as a Sports Illustrated model.

How do you keep your relationship going when you have a demanding job? 

Cupid’s Advice: 

Work doesn’t need to get in the way of your relationship.  If you prioritize what’s important and engage in little acts that make your partner feel special, the relationship will continue to grow.  Cupid has some tips for doing just that:

1. Travel: Make time to reconnect with your partner.  Take a vacation like John Legend’s Maldives trip with his fiancee.  If you don’t have the budget for travel to the archipelago islands, pretend you do and recreate the experience at home.  The internet is a powerful tool for research and recipes.

2. Keep the romance alive: Remember the little things about your partner, and make sure you let them know that you’re thinking of them when they’re not around.  Even a simple phone call or post-it note left on their laptop can work wonders.

3. Communicate: Constantly communicating with your sweetheart keeps the relationship going in the right direction.  If you are open with one another it will help you handle any problems that may arise before they become too serious.

What are some ways you and your partner stay connected despite a demanding job?  Share your experiences below