At YourTango's Celebrity Love we are so caught up in chasing love-life developments of the stars that only recently have we checked out GOOP.com, that Gwyneth Paltrow website where she tells us what we have to do to be more like her. Gwyneth Paltrow GOOPing Up Her Marriage?
Last week we heard buzz about Gwyneth using GOOP to promote some juice diet that seriously cleaned her out. So it's only natural that this week, she follows by offering love advice. We visited the site this morning, where she says:
A long-term relationship between two people is an ever evolving organism. Some stay the course, some fall, all stumble. Here I’ve asked a few very wise women, most of whom are in varying forms of longtime partnerships, for their insights.
So how do these very wise (read: spiritual elitist) friends of Mrs. Martin answer her question, "What does it take to sustain a long and happy relationship?" Here are their tips (get ready, they're kind of deep and borderline woo-woo):
- Monica Berg (who? She's a Kabbalah leader) says we should always treat the relationship as if it were brand-new and not get too caught up in the routine of everyday life.
- Psychologist Karen Binder-Brynes says trust and good sex fuel every happy relationship. 10 Oral Sex Tips From A Man
- Cynthia Bourgeault, an Episcopal preacher, says for a relationship to live long and healthy, the most essential rule is for the couple to have faith that love is divine and transcends all earthly events.
- Rebekah Sawyer, whose most notable credential is that she's been with the same guy for 26 years, says to kiss passionately every day (sweet!). Why Do We Kiss? The Science Of The Smooch
Gwyneth's critics are saying that maybe instead worrying of how everyone else is loving, she should focus on her own marriage to her five-year hubby Chris Martin—on-and-off rumors of a split haunt them often, but Chris always defends the relationship and laughs off the haters.