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My Sister Shares Her 3 Tips For A Lasting Relationship

When it comes to strong and loving relationships, one of my biggest role models is my sister Sharee. With almost 20 years of marriage behind her and many more to come, she always has the best advice for couples. I asked her to share with us her top tips for a lasting relationship and here’s what she had to say…

xo
Jules

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1. Always do a weekly date night!
It’s important to nurture your relationship and spend quality time together. Randall and I have a very busy schedule, but we always make a date night every week, even if it’s just for an hour. We spend so much time caring for our six children that sometimes we forget to take care of each other. But if we don’t then the very basis and core of our family isn’t strong so we make it our first priority.

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2. Do things together that you both enjoy.
Randall and I have very different personalities but we enjoy similar activities. We both like to run trails and we also like doing obstacle races like the Spartan, so a few years ago we started setting goals to run races together. Having those memories and fun times together are priceless. When things are difficult we can pull from those experiences and laugh and reminisce and it seems to lighten the load of life.

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3. Say “I love you” every day!
We also show affection by hugging or even kissing in front of our kids so they can see how much we love each other, too. This gives them a sense of security and shows them how they should be treated when they find a partner. 😉

We also try to do little acts of kindness for each other. For instance, Randall took my car to get serviced and detailed. It was such a nice surprise! I will make a special treat for him since he has a very restricted diet and it makes him feel important and loved. It’s being considerate of one another which in turn breeds mutual respect and love. It’s important to make your partner feel valued, needed and wanted. This also automatically shows loyalty and trust for one another.

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Julianne Hough is just trying to be a nice person who dances as often as possible, usually in public. She recently wifed up to NHL star Brooks Laich and is the proud dog-mom of two pups, Lexi & Harley (they’re the real brains behind everything).
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  • Agustina Castro

    Thank you Jules and Sharee for sharing this with all of us! It was very nice to read all your tips and I hope your relationship remains strong for many many years! All the love, ❤️❤️❤️

  • Kate

    Love these tips! Excited to use these tips when the time comes!
    -Kate
    Katekoutures.blogspot.com

  • Tricia

    I think this is my favorite post yet. I always say I want to be in a relationship (and have a family with) someone who shows our kids how they should be treated and how to treat others. Beautiful family!

  • Christina

    Wow! Sharee seems like such a strong and fierce woman. I love it! 🙂

  • Jenna Duty

    these are great tips! it’s always nice to see what works for other people!!

    http://www.jennaduty.blogspot.com