Cupid's Pulse Article: Joey Fatone Gives Former *NSYNC Bandmate Justin Timberlake Marriage AdviceCupid's Pulse Article: Joey Fatone Gives Former *NSYNC Bandmate Justin Timberlake Marriage Advice

Advice from an old friend is always welcome.  In light of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel’s engagement, Joey Fatone offered Timberlake marriage advice in an interview with Parade Magazine, reports People.  “[Timberlake shouldn’t] listen to all the BS,” said Fatone, Timberlake’s former *NSYNC bandmate.  “Especially in his situation, he and his fiancée … they’re both in the limelight as well.  It’s tough for those celebrity couples.  It’s really hard.  It’s the communication that really needs to drive that relationship.”

How do you keep outside drama from affecting your marriage?

Cupid’s Advice:

Outside drama has the potential to put severe strain on your relationship.  Here are a few ways to keep the drama from affecting you:

1. Avoidance: It’s impossible to always avoid drama, but when possible, keep yourself out of situations that could turn sour.  Don’t spread information that you’ve heard, and don’t offer opinions that could offend others.  By being neutral, you can make sure that you and your spouse remain out of the situation.

2. Communication: For the times when drama is inescapable, it’s important to communicate with your spouse.  If need be, have a conversation that directly addresses the drama and its effect on your marriage.  Complete honesty will keep your marriage strong.

3. Stay upbeat: To keep your marriage happy and upbeat, try joking about the drama that would otherwise create stress.  Your optimism will spread, and eventually the situation will blow over.

How do you keep drama from affecting your marriage?  Feel free to leave a comment below.