Cupid's Pulse Article: Rihanna & Matt Kemp: A Home Run or Strike Out?Cupid's Pulse Article: Rihanna & Matt Kemp: A Home Run or Strike Out?

Although singer Rihanna and Los Angeles Dodger Matt Kemp’s relationship seems to be smooth sailing, Kemp’s performance on the field has taken a nosedive.  In fact, Dodger’s manager Joe Torre benched the outfielder before Sunday’s game against the New York Yankees.  “We really haven’t given him a rest that often, so he’s never had a chance to really regroup,” Torre told the Los Angeles TimesPeople wonders whether Rihanna has cursed Kemp’s game, similar to Jessica Simpson to quarterback, Tony Romo. Only time will tell.

How do you prevent your lover from keeping you distracted from your work?

Cupid’s Advice:

While a little distraction from your job can be a good thing, it doesn’t help if it’s contributing to poor performance.  See what Cupid has to say about preventing disturbances from coming between you and your mate:

1. Focus: Just because you’ve added someone new to your life doesn’t mean that you should forget about everything else.  Manage your time between your partner and your life outside of him or her to prevent fallout in both.

2. Speak up: If you can’t find enough time to share between your professional life and your love life, talk to your significant other and ask for some breathing room.  Your workload shouldn’t suffer because of personal issues.

3. Be honest with yourself: Dating can be quite time consuming in the beginning.  Unless you can balance a serious commitment to another person, as well as keep up with  your daily routine, you shouldn’t add a relationship to your life just yet.