Celebrity moms do more than just entertain or give us #OOTD goals to aspire to, they can also share their wisdom on how to care for a relationship, to make a marriage stronger and last longer. Like most couples, they also have their share of struggles, but in overcoming these hurdles, they have learned a lot. As the years go by, they’re becoming more and more in love and in tune with one another.
Want to make your marriage stronger? Read on.
Here Are 8 Pieces of Celebrity Relationship Advice Worth Sharing With Your Partner!
1. Neri Naig-Miranda: Know Your Worth
The wais na misis and mommy has been married to Parokya ni Edgar frontman Chito Miranda for more than three years. Throughout this time, she’s learned a lot about making a relationship work. Aside from “killing your partner with kindness” to keep them from cheating, she believes women should also know their worth.
“Kung lahat na ay ginawa mo, minahal mo, inalagaan mo, nirespeto mo pero niloloko ka pa rin, at ang masama pa nito ay kung sinasaktan ka na niya physically, ‘di na tama yun,” she writes in a past blog post.
“Basta kapag magmahal ka, wag mong isusumbat sa kanya Lahat ng ginagawa mo para sa kaniya kase dapat siya mismo ang makakakita noon,” she continues. “Kapag malabong makita niya ang worth mo bilang isang babae at bilang isang tao, it’s time to move on.”
2. Gladys Reyes: Value Prayer, Patience, and Partnership
“Dapat may 3 Ps. It works ‘yung prayer, kasi pag pareho ang faith, everything follows, patience and partnership.”
Gladys Reyes has amassed a wealth of marriage wisdom in the 14 years she’s been married to Christopher Roxas, with whom she has four kids. Their youngest, Gavin Cale, was born in May 2017.
In a past interview, the actress and hands-on mom told ABS-CBN that aside from cultivating prayer, patience and partnership, she and her husband make sure to spend quality time together. They also make sure they have a fulfilling and satisfying sex life.
3. Judy Ann Santos: Face Conflicts Head-On
“Siguro, along the way, may mga bagay na hindi napag-uusapan ng mag-asawa, kapag pinalipas niyo, lumalaki…”
Actress Judy Ann Santos has been married to TV host Ryan Agoncillo for nine years now. The couple have three kids together. How do they keep their relationship strong? By maintaining good communication, a sense of humor, keeping the romance alive through staying attractive and dating.
When they do have disagreements, they make sure to face it head on, and not sweep conflicts under the rug.
“Natatakpan ng ibang bagay hanggang sa bumigat na nang bumigat hanggang sa may isang (mag-let go),” she said in a past interview with PEP.ph.
4. Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla: Don’t Be Too Complacent About Your Partner’s Faithfulness
“Alam niyo, hindi maganda yung word na confident (na hindi nagseselos). It’s more on you’re at ease, you’re secured. Parang yung confident is too boastful.”
In the 10 years that she’s been married to actor Robin Padilla, Mariel has learned the value of not being too confident when it comes to making her husband stay faithful.
“It’s more on you’re at ease, you’re secured. Parang yung confident is too boastful,” she says in a past PEP interview.
5. Chesca Garcia-Kramer: Deeply Respect Each Other
There’s no denying that the Kramers have given us #CoupleGoals time and time again. They’re funny, loveable, and hands-on parents. How do they make things work?
Once key factor is a deep respect for one another.
“Sa couples, importante na maingat kayo sa mga sinasabi niyo kasi kung sanay kayong laging masama ang sinasabi sa isa’t isa, cause din ‘yan ng pagkawala ng pagmamahal mo sa asawa mo,” explains Chesca in a past interview. ” Kasi nasanay ka na disrespectful ka. Para makaiwas ako na may masabi, hindi kami nag-uusap agad.”
6. Nikka Garcia: Compromise
We have learned a lot from the mom of three in the past three years since she wed actor Patrick Garcia. She’s showed us how to humbly reach out to your hubby’s former partner, how to move on from miscarriage, and also how to keep a relationships strong.
She chronicles these lessons, along with her motherhood journey, in her blog
“We’ve had to do some major adjusting here and there. We’ve learned the art and value of compromising,” she wrote in a past entry.
7. Rica Peralejo: Stay True to Your Vows
It’s been eight years since actress/TV host Rica Peralejo married pastor Joseph Bonifacio. The vows that exchanged on their wedding day continue to grow and deepen in meaning a the years go by.
“I realized traditional vows have been there forever for a reason. Because when it boiled down to a matter of life and death, I didn’t think about how I learned to cook eggs for my husband, how I am a firm believer of his leadership, or how he has pursued me everyday of my life,” she told PEP. “No, the only thing I thought about was having and holding Joseph for as long as I am actually allowed to live.”
8. Donna Cruz: Fighting is Normal But Don’t Wallow in Anger
Donna Cruz and husband Yong Larrazabal will be marking their 20th anniversary in September 1998. In the past two decades, the mom of three has learned a lot about how to make a marriage work.
“Wala naman pong perfect na samahan talaga,” she explains to GMA network. “Blessed lang din po sa isa’t-isa kaya grateful at thankful po ako kay God na siya ang naging asawa ko at tatay ng mga anak ko.”
“We do fight, but not an ugly fight, not something that we don’t sort out before the day is over,” she told Philstar in another interview.
What pieces of marriage advice would you share with your fellow parents? Write them down in the comments below!
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