By Brittany Stubbs
Hayden Panettiere proves she’s not just an actress, but an activist. The star has been lending her voice to support protesters in Ukraine, along with her fiance, Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko. UsMagazine.com confirms, the couple have a personal connection to the country’s well-being, as Klitschko is the brother of the opposition leader, Vitali Klitschko. “Amazing watching #Wladimirklitschko personally connect with the Ukrainian demonstrators,” Panettiere tweeted Sunday, Dec. 8, after her husband-to-be appeared in the Central square in Kiev, Ukraine, where a crowd was gathered to challenge the Russian-leaning government. The A-lister then shared a picture of her and Klitschko in Kiev with the caption: “#frontlines #Ukraine.”
How do you unite with your partner for a special cause?
This is an excuse to spend time together while also making a difference in someone else’s life. And after all, it is the season of giving! Cupid has some advice:
1. Personal connection: Whether it’s supporting a family member involved, or a topic that’s close to your heart, there is nothing more fulfilling than supporting a cause you feel connected to. This not only makes you more passionate about the work, but will bring you closer in your relationship.
2. Make a trip out of it: It’s easy to let the commitments of everyday life get in the way of what’s important to you. Why not find a philanthropy or relief program that will get you two out of time? Remove yourselves from the routines, even if just for a weekend, to come together and make a difference.
3. Commit: If you want want to support something as a couple, you both have to agree on what sacrifices you’ll each make in order for it to happen. Whether this means a financial sacrifice that’s necessary, or sacrificing your Sunday afternoons, make a commitment to one another and follow through.
Have you and a partner united for a special cause? Share your experiences below.