Relationships can be tricky; there is no right way to go about it, no way to ensure it'll work out, but everyone's got an idea of how it should be done —especially concerned moms! Here are just a few pieces of relationship advice we're pretty sure your mama didn't give you.
1. Communication in the bedroom is key.
That's right. Sex is an integral part of healthy and happy relationships hence the importance of keeping lines of communication open in the bedroom. You know that thing you've always wanted to try, but keep to yourself? We say, let your freak flag fly, folks. Keeping your sex life new and interesting will make you and your partner happier in and out of the bedroom.
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2. Stay spontaneous.
Remember when you first got with your significant other and everything was fun and exciting? You probably went on lots of dates, brought each other to your favorite bars and hang outs, and did all kinds of things you're probably doing much less of now. Face it, the honeymoon phase is over. But that doesn't mean you can't revisit it occasionally! Go out and have a good time like you used to — eat, drink and be merry!
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3. Toss tradition aside.
It's 2013 — we are no longer confined to traditional gender roles. Forget what your mama told you about food being the way to a man's heart and the importance of cooking and cleaning. Any modern man worth his weight in gold knows how sexy a strong, independent woman who can hold her own is. Likewise, men, women like to be catered to occasionally. Get in the kitchen and whip up a romantic at-home dinner for your woman. A couple who can respect each others dreams and chase them together is a couple that will have a strong, lasting relationship. Keep reading ...
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