Cupid's Pulse Article: Ryan Reynolds Wants a Private RelationshipCupid's Pulse Article: Ryan Reynolds Wants a Private Relationship

Ryan Reynolds may be happy with his marriage to Scarlett Johnansson, but he isn’t a fan of his relationship being dissected by the tabloids.  In a recent interview with GQ, Reynolds discussed his views on marriage and privacy.  The actor, who married Johansson two years ago, explained, “Things change when you get married in general.  But in terms of being a couple that’s in a public situation and speculated about and all that nonsense, it’s changed a little bit.  I’m a little more guarded, I think.  I’m a little bit more wary of having my relationship turning into a soap opera.  I’ve just unilaterally not addressed it.  That’s kind of been the fail-safe for me … I choose to remain as private as possible without being secretive.”  Reynolds went on to say that though he and his wife deal with many rumors, marriage is still “the best part of [his] life.”What things should be kept private in a relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

1. Personal information: You and your loved one undoubtedly know each other well, but this familiarity requires respect.  Sharing personal secrets can hurt your partner.  Don’t air your dirty laundry in public, and consider not airing it at all if you think it could bring hurt feelings to your relationship.

2. Disagreements: After a fight, you may want to run to your nearest friend and share all the details.  While this may relieve some of your stress, sharing unresolved conflicts can cause your friends to form negative opinions of your beau.  Wait until the conflict is resolved, and then decide if you need to share it.

3. Level of seriousness: When you’re in a promising relationship, you may feel the urge to tell the world that you have finally found “the one.”  This divulgence, if premature, may make your beau wary.  Keep your intense feelings private for the time being, and he will probably feel more comfortable.