Patti Stanger, the Millionaire Matchmaker, recently came under fire for making racist and bigoted remarks on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live.” She verbally degraded Jewish men, homosexuals, and women. Stanger went as far as to say, “There is no curbing gay men,” when it came to the prospect of monogamy; that ”Jewish men lie,” and her advice to women was to “dumb it down” if they are an intelligent woman looking to land a man. Stanger got a large amount of public backlash and tried to make amends by Tweeting “Attn male Gays: I support you & my comment on WWHL was to a LA guy who can’t find commitment.” Whether irreversible damage has been done to her reputation or not is hard to tell; however, if you are looking for good relationship advice, FYI Living might be able to help with these tips:
- Try a double-date. A recent study shows that couples who share intimate details about their lives with other couples not only grow closer to their friends but also closer to each other. The study supports the idea that the social environment can either have a beneficial or detrimental impact on the relationship depending on how much information is divulged. Couples that shared more tended to be closer to one another as opposed to couples who littered the conversation with small talk and not much more.
- Learn how to deal with conflict early on: Adults that had strong attachments when infants are better at handling the ups and downs of relationships because they have a better handle on emotional self regulation. Open communication and being able to resolve conflicts peacefully are very important when it comes to a long-lasting marriage.
- Stay on top of finances: Married couples share a lot of things, stress being one of them. Intentionally or not, a married couple may pass stress back and forth between one another. A recent study done at the University of Colorado, Boulder and the National University of Singapore shows that the distress levels of a married couple increases significantly while one person is employed and the other is not. Being able to work together through a financial crisis is a sign of a good marriage.