Cupid's Pulse Article: Due Date Starring Robert Downey Jr. & Zach GalifianakisCupid's Pulse Article: Due Date Starring Robert Downey Jr. & Zach Galifianakis

When Peter Highman (Robert Downey Jr.) finds himself on the no-fly list at the airport, he turns to other means of transportation in order to get back home in time for the birth of his child.  In the new fall comedy Due Date, out November 5, 2010, Peter partners up with Ethan Tremblay (Zack Galifianaskis) for the road trip of their lives.  What should be a harmless cross-country trip turns into a maze of obstacles for the two strangers to overcome.  Will it all end in disaster?  What seems to be a modern-day take on the late eighties classic Planes, Trains and AutomobilesDue Date reminds us that a bromance can be just as heartwarming as any traditional romance.

In a committed relationship, how can you make sure you don’t ignore friendships?

Cupid’s Advice:

It can be difficult, especially in a new relationship, to make time for friends.  But in order to maintain social equilibrium, it’s important to cut out some quality time that is meant for you and your friends.

1. Time off: You may not realize how much you miss your friends until you’re with them again. Setting aside specific blocks of time to reconnect with your pals is crucial to maintaining not only a friendship with them, but also a solid relationship with your partner.  If you’re dating someone who purposely makes it hard for you to spend time with your friends, perhaps it’s time to reevaluate your relationship.

2. Schedule it: Everyone is busy, and sometimes it can be difficult to set aside time.  Coming up with set times or dates, or making a pact to always get together for specific occasions (such as birthdays) will allow you to have something to get excited about.  Even with all of today’s technology outlets, nothing beats spending time together face-to-face.

3. Get a hobby: If you and your friends have a common interest, you may be able to find time to pursue it together.  Having some downtime from your partner will strengthen your friendships as well as your romantic relationship.

Release Date: November 5, 2010