5 Things Power Couples Do to Build Strong Relationships

Posted by Kelleher International on May 6, 2016 10:02:03 AM

shutterstock_189671111.jpgCEOs, politicians, celebrities, and sports stars all have one thing in common: busy work schedules. These people are generally very attractive, successful singles with all the means to achieve a happy relationship, but no time to pursue “the one” themselves. As a result of this, high-powered couples often have to do different things to make a relationship work. In our experience, the high profile lifestyle requires travel but we cover all the bases matching from NYC to L.A., London and Vancouver.

 

Talk Business

Celeb Example: Bill & Melinda Gates

Bill and Melinda Gates are notoriously private about all aspects of their private lives, including their relationship. What we do know is that the power couple does not leave work at the office. They discuss work with each other and it actually strengthens their relationship.

 

“Melinda and I would brainstorm about [the company],” Gates said. “You always benefit from your key confidante telling you, ‘You think so-and-so stepped on your toes? Well, maybe he didn’t mean to. Maybe you’re wrong.’”

 

Other celebrities have found love and work go in hand-in-hand, including many actors and actresses who have met on set. The list is full of A-listers, including:

  • Kurt Russel and Goldie Hawn
  • Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser
  • Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
  • Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas
  • Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman

 

Self-Improvement

Celeb Example: Will Smith & Jada Pinkett-Smith

People change and grow over time – the key is to help your relationship evolve at the same time. Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett-Smith have been very open about their changing relationship over the years and acknowledge that – to a certain extent – their relationship success is rooted in continuous self-improvement.

 

“Our whole world and relationship was that, ‘Hey, I know that I may not be all of that today but what I’m not going to do is lay around and not keep working to be better to deserve you,’” said Smith.

 

Support Each Other

Celeb Example: Sheryl Sandberg and Dave Goldberg

The world grieved with Sheryl Sandberg when her husband passed away in a tragic accident almost a year ago. Sandberg has always been vocal about relationships and praised her own husband on many occasions for his active participation in their relationship and parenting roles. Both Sandberg and Goldberg were able to pursue their separate careers and have a successful family life because they worked together and shared responsibilities. In this way, they supported each other’s personal and professional goals.

 

Sandberg’s comments in her book “Lean In” predicate her beliefs about marriage – and the relationship she had with own husband: “When it comes time to settle down, find someone who wants an equal partner. Someone who thinks women should be smart, opinionated and ambitious. Someone who values fairness and expects or, even better, wants to do his share in the home. These men exist and, trust me, over time, nothing is sexier.”

 

Pursue Their Passions

Celeb Example: Barack Obama and Michelle Obama

The POTUS and FLOTUS are the perfect example of a partnership that allows each person to maintain their careers while pursuing their own individual passions. Michelle Obama, for example, has many responsibilities as First Lady, but has also found plenty of time to dedicate to her own passion project, Let’s Move!, as well as various LGBTQ rights.

 

The First Lady gave marriage advice to Glamour on her 22nd wedding anniversary: “Marriage is hard work. Even the best of marriages require a lot of work—even if you’re married to your soul mate who has very few flaws. Building a life with a person other than yourself … and dealing with all of the bumps and the bruises and the joys and the pains that go along with life … it’s a challenge,” Michelle told Glamour. “Don’t give up on it. Just understand that you’re going along the path that everybody else goes on. Go in ready for the work.”

 

Schedule Time Together

Celeb Example: Doutzen Kroes and Sunnery James

 

Victoria’s Secret Angel Doutzen Kroes has found love with Dutch DJ Sunnery James, but the couple’s demanding work schedules require both time and travel. Despite this, the pair has been happily married since 2010. How have they done it?

 

 “We compare diaries a lot and count how many days that we are going to be apart. I definitely plan more,” Kroes told Vogue.

 

Prioritize time with your partner and you will find the doors to communication will open. When you make someone feel special and cared for, they are much more likely to return the favor. It’s a mutually beneficial relationship with the one you love. What could be better?

 

Our matchmakers believe in more than just your average relationship; we match people who complement each other in every way. Your professional, personal, spiritual, and familial beliefs are analyzed and compared with a database of other successful singles. You are only called for an introduction when we feel we have truly found a match that will spark your interest. Call our team of dedicated matchmakers today and learn more about how we arrange successful relationships in your area.

Topics: relationship advice, work-life balance

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