In light of the recent influx of celebrity divorces, it’s great to come across a happy and healthy Hollywood marriageNikki Reed, who tied the knot with American Idol’s Paul McDonald, told People, “The first year [of marriage] is not the hardest.  Gosh, if this is the hardest, then it’s gonna be easy breezy.”  She added that even under the most stressful situations, she and her new husband still make a great team.

As a newlywed, how do you set a good precedent for your marriage?

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Cupid’s Advice:

It’s important set the precedent for a healthy relationship from the beginning, not just when it comes to marriage, but also when it comes to dating.  Cupid has some tips:

1. Don’t sweat the small stuff: Fighting over silly things is a waste of time and can only put an unnecessary riff between you and your partner.

2. Speak up: If your partner says or does something you don’t like, tell them from the beginning that their behavior is unacceptable.

3. Be their best friend: A perfect partner isn’t just a lover, but also a best friend.

How do you connect with your partner early on? Share your thoughts below.