Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Couple Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel Dine Separately in VegasCupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Couple Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel Dine Separately in Vegas

By Meghan Fitzgerald

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake spent the past weekend in Vegas … Although, the couple were not together. People reports that Timberlake put together a guy’s weekend, starting off Friday night with dinner at Yellowtail restaurant. Across the casino at Fix, Biel was dining with a few gal pals, for a friend’s bachelorette party. E! Online stated that Justin Timberlake’s ex, Britney Spears was just down the hall the entire weekend, too.

What are some ways to remain independent when you’re in a relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

When you are in a grand relationship, most of your time is devoted exactly towards the other person. And inevitably, you two love birds morph into one…this only happens if the relationship is in superb condition. This can be a slight problem, for which you will now mostly depend on your partner. This is not a huge dilemma, most people in relationships become dependent on their mate. Cupid has some advice to stay independent:

1. Have your own space: Having your own space is essential if you want to be independent in your relationship. Yes, it is okay to let your partner keep things at your apartment if you’re dating. However, you need to have your own little ‘you’ place. A place where you go to to be by yourself. Whether if this is in your home, or the coffee shop, it is special for you and you only. It is also useful if you and your partner allow each other one day a week for your own time.

2. Have your own plans: Pertaining to your own time, it is necessary to have your own plans. Of course it is great to spend every waking minute with your partner. However, you need to have your own friends, and have your own time. It is great to remain independent in a relationship if you make plans with your girlfriends. Spend a day with them at the spa, plan a girls night at the bar, do your own thing!

3. Don’t check up: Why wouldn’t you want to know every minute thing your partner is doing? Well, because they also need their own space. Plus it looks super dependent, and clingy. Don’t check up on your mate, if they want you to know something, they will tell you. Especially if you spend most of your time together, you don’t exactly need to know every second of the day they’re not with you.

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