By Kyanah Murphy

Sometimes when you’re in a relationship, including marriage, there are debbie downers that try to tell you your relationship and love life won’t last. This is even true for famous couple George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin’s celebrity marriage! People.com shares that Clooney gave Stephen Colbert the scoop on the Late Show, jokingly stating, “They said it wouldn’t last.” Colbert then told Clooney that he he had no doubts about Clooney’s celebrity marriage; that Clooney and his wife will go the distance.

This celebrity marriage is solid so far! What are some ways to keep the spark alive in your marriage?

Cupid’s Advice: 

Celebrity marriage isn’t the only type of marriage that needs work! Love needs a lot of love and care in order to bloom beautifully. Like any flower growing, a relationship needs to be maintained. Cupid has some relationship advice on how to keep that spark in your marriage:

1. Make time for one another: you’re gonna be busy with work and possibly kids and whatever hobbies you may have going on. It’s easy to neglect any spousal needs. Therefore, no matter how busy you are, be sure to make some one-on-one time with your spouse! Talk to one another, bond, and have fun!

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2. Be grateful and appreciative: that is to say, focus on your partner’s positive traits (especially when the little things may drive you nuts). Speak positively to them and express how wonderful you find them. This may sound cheesy but it’ll definitely light up your love’s heart.

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3. Remember the little things: remember the little things about your partner, from something they wish they had to the trivial details about them. This will make your partner feel like you truly listen and deeply care for them.

How do you keep the spark alive in your relationship? Comment below!