By Mackenzie Scibetta

Lake Como has long been George Clooney’s favorite celebrity getaway spot. This summer, however, he’s shaking things up and bringing not only his famous wife Amal Clooney on the trip, but also the happy couple’s family. According to People.com, the famous couple wined and dined on their Italian vacation in the company of George’s parents, Amal’s sister Tala Alamuddin and other close friends. After feasting on a variety of local dishes, the Clooneys and guests finished off their celebrity vacation by celebrating the French Bastille Day on July 14 with colorful fireworks.

This lavish celebrity getaway showcases perfectly how to include family into a relationship! What are some pros to making your family apart of your love life?

Cupid’s Advice:

Family-oriented couples tend to be more supportive and respectful of each other, but developing these strong family ties might not be suitable for every couple. If you’re unsure about mixing your love life with family life, Cupid has three advantages of becoming family-oriented to help you decide:

1. Preparing for the future: Becoming well-acquainted with your partner’s parents and vice-versa can help give you a solid preview of what’s to come in the years ahead. The dynamic of your parents and your partner’s parents will likely be similar to how you and your lover will act. You can both learn from their relationship strengths and mistakes to help build a strong foundation to increase the longevity of your relationship.

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2. Lively relationship: The same date night routine every week can make your relationship mundane and lifeless. Family events such as picnics, kid soccer games or game nights can stimulate your relationship and provide exciting new opportunities to try.

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3. Insightful criticism: Sometimes we become blinded to our significant others bad habits and traits, and while some are harmless, others can be toxic. Your family can offer an outside point of view to make it easier for you to decide if your lover is the one, or the wrong one. If they are the one then your family surely won’t hesitate to make you certain of it.

What fun activities do you and your loved one enjoy with your family? Share your ideas below.