4-Step Plan for a Healthy Marriage

After nearly 25 years of marriage, Terry Crews and his wife Rebecca have unlocked the secrets to staying healthy with your spouse. Their four-step plan will bring you closer to your partner and help you get fit at the same time!

4-Step Plan for a Healthy Marriage

1. Get Dressed 

When you're a busy wife and mother, it's easy to get stuck in a style rut and let your beauty routines lapse. Instead of reaching for what's comfortable and easy, opt for what makes you feel sexy or beautiful. Throw out your sweats and start your mornings with a little me-time to reclaim your confidence: Do your hair and make-up and get dressed in clothes that make you feel good about yourself! Let your good mood be the motivation you need to work out and take care of yourself. Plus, your husband's appreciation will make it all worth it. 

2. Make Time for Sex

The setting isn't always going to be perfect, and the mood isn't always going to be right, but sex isn't going to happen unless you make it happen. Too tired at night? Try setting an alarm and waking up with some morning sex. Need help getting in the mood? Try lingerie, music or a date night. Just remember that all sex – even sex under less-than-ideal circumstances – will connect you as a couple. 

3. Get Advice

Every marriage has its issues, but it's how you work through those issues that matters. When you run into trouble, ask for help! Go see a counselor or find a friend to confide in. Working through your issues with an outsider can help you see things from a new perspective. Sometimes just listening to how other couples have solved their problems can help you manage yours – even if it's just learning from their mistakes! 

4. Cheat Together

Commit to motivating each other when it comes to weight loss. Start by developing a plan that includes a cheat day. If you cheat together you won't derail each other and you'll be able to hold your partner accountable when you need to be back on track. 

7 Essential Items to Have for a Pandemic Date, According to a Relationship Expert

Celebrity divorce attorney and relationship expert Vikki Ziegler says you should treat COVID-19 like an STD.

Just when we thought relationships and dating could not get any more complicated, the pandemic took this matter to a whole new level. Celebrity divorce attorney and relationship expert, Vikki Ziegler receives an abundance of questions about this exact topic, every single day. Her fans and followers message her via her social media channels, in the hopes of finding the right way to safely date during these times. So, if this topic has crossed your mind, rest assured you are not alone.

For those who used to "swipe left and right," on the regular, Vikki recommends slowing down for the time being, no matter what type of antibacterial wipes are being used between your swipes. Serial dating during COVID-19 can be dangerous and also very selfish at the same time. This might be a good time to either take a break from dating altogether, or invest more time in one relationship and being monogamous, at least for right now. "Everyone should treat COVID-19 as they do an STD, while dating and practice safe EVERYTHING, even beyond just intimacy," says Ziegler. "This will simplify the process and make the do's and don'ts much less complex."

She recommends that new partners keep the dating virtual prior to both being tested and or having the vaccine. "Screendating" can still be both fun and safe at the same time. She suggests that you still wear your favorite new dress, get that fresh haircut or blowout and act as though you are still going out, even if the date is happening in the privacy of your own home. She has suggested some ideas such as virtual movie nights, happy hours, cooking classes, and the most obvious, the at-home and virtual dining date. This would entail both partners ordering food to each of their respective homes, but using the same menu as if they were dining in person.

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