True Blood star Joe Manganiello, who plays a hunky werewolf on HBO’s hit vampire series, jokingly announced that he sometimes brings his beastly role home with him to his girlfriend, Audra Marie.  “I sniff you a lot. And I growl a lot when you ask me to do things, like clean up,” Manganiello said to Marie at the preview of Boardwalk Empire.  Marie doesn’t seem to mind, according People, although she does draw the line at her beau coming home from the set in full werewolf makeup. How can you make your career a positive part of your relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

Although careers are often viewed as an obstacle in a relationship, it doesn’t always have to be that way.  Whether you are exchanging advice or telling each other jokes, being a positive support system when it comes to each other’s careers is what leads to a strong relationship.

1. Honey, I’m home: No matter how late you return from the office or how frustrated you were with your boss, never let your issues at work get in the way of how you greet your partner at the end of the day.  Keep things in perspective.

2. Be each other’s biggest fan: Knowing that your partner is interested in and supports what you do is an amazing feeling.  Don’t forget to compliment them on their professional accomplishments.  Celebrate!

3. Listen and understand: If your partner has to cancel plans at the last minute because of something at work, try not to take it personally.  Never make them feel guilty because they would probably rather be spending time with you anyway.