What should you do to make love last?
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake apparently just can’t quit each other. Although the couple broke up in March, it appears they’ve rekindled their longterm romance. But how can these two lovebirds avoid a second split?
Justin and Jess have been “quietly seeing each other again,” a source tells Us Weekly, who claims that the happy reunion became official over July 4th weekend. “They have been talking the whole time and decided to give it another shot. Jessica really wanted to get back together with him and Justin realized single life is not what it’s cracked up to be,” the insider added.
What made JT reconsider the break? “It’s hard to find a girl like Jess,” the source laments.
But now that the two are reunited, how can they make their love last a second time around and for that matter, how can you?
Get to the root of the problem. Were you and your BF arguing before? Had your relationship lost its spark? Don’t ignore the flaws in your relationship: confront them. If you’ve been a couple for as long as JT and Jess had, you should be comfortable enough and adult enough to discuss what’s wrong.
Make time for one another. Even if your schedules are as busy as Justin and Jessica’s are, make sure to let your other half know that you’re thinking about him, and vice versa. Even if you’re working 12-hour days or are super busy with a huge project, a phone call or text doesn’t take much time.
Be honest. Communicate. Don’t play head games with your BF to make him jealous or get his attention — you’re above and beyond that.
Be supportive. Show him that you’re there for him. Ask him about his day when you know he wants to talk, and don’t pressure him when you know he needs to let off steam. Again, if you’ve been together for any amount of time, you should be aware of his patterns and feelings.
Be his friend. Justin and Jess have referred to one another as “best friends” before, and you need that element in a lasting relationship. You want your boyfriend to be someone you can discuss anything with, whom you also want to hold at the end of the day. Don’t go all diva: be his best buddy and he’ll never want to let you go.