The ladies of Project Soulmate are back. Lori Zaslow and Jennifer Zucher, professional matchmakers and BRAVO TV’s “Love Brokers,” already gave you tips on mastering the art of the first date. This time they’re here with some long term relationship tenets to live by, plus some helpful hints on connecting with your partner. Take it way, ladies!
Improve Your Long Term Relationship
One tenet to live by: give one another space–it’s important to honor your partner’s needs. Sometimes when someone gets home from work, they need 10 minutes to relax. The second they walk in the door andthey don’t want to answer questions like, “Did you pay the phone bill?” or “We need to send your Mom the thank you card today!” By giving them that 10 minutes, they will be more responsive and engaged as the night goes on. It is also important to remember all of the little things. Once you and your partner are comfortable with each other, that doesn’t mean you get out of dressing nice, doing your hair and expressing your feelings on a regular basis. Keeping a relationship thriving in a positive way is paying attention to details and allowing the relationship to continuously flourish.
(Dis) Connect with Your Partner
One of the most important ways to connect with your partner is to turn off all electronics. Phones, computers, iPads and other electronic devices can put up a barrier between you and your partner. By putting them away, this barrier comes down and a face to face connection is automatically made. Try and have a date night every week, just the two of you. Treat yourselves to alone time together and do something fun! Go for a walk, try something new like ice skating, or play a game of ping pong! You can exercise together by taking a bike ride or taking a spin class. Keep it light and exciting. Talk the night away about anything and everything, stay smiling and laughing and just enjoy yourselves and each others company!
Those are some tips for your long term relationship! Stay tuned for more relationship and dating advice from Project Soulmate!
About Project Soulmate:
Lori Zaslow (Co-Founder of Project Soulmate):
Lori Zaslow loves a good project. Especially the kind that requires a little initiative, creativity and some serious networking. Now, if a project involves making someone happy, or perhaps making two people happy, Lori will use her expert matchmaking abilities to take on this mission! Lori had spent 12 years as an executive recruiter, most recently for the powerhouse family of companies including JBCStyle- focusing on the fashion and retail industries. With an unlimited source of energy, optimism and dedication, she has put hundreds of women and men into their dream jobs. Now it’s her time to focus this talent on connecting two people on a more personal level.
Outside of work, Lori juggles motherhood, an amazing 11 year marriage and hundreds of friendships from every life experience. Lori has formed lasting connections with everyone she’s met in life and in turn, they’ve connected her with others, and so on. Lori approaches Project Soulmate with an old-fashioned business sense. There is no substitute for face time. Relationships need to be nurtured. Honesty and integrity are important. And everyone deserves a shot.
You can follow Lori on twitter: www.twitter.com/lorizaslow
Jennifer Zucher (Co-Founder of Project Soulmate):
Jennifer Zucher believes she has the best job in the world – She spends her days finding people the love they deserve, and does it alongside her best friend and closest confidant. She mixes honesty and enthusiasm with keen interpersonal and negotiating skills. With a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management from New York University’s Stern School of Business, Jennifer mastered the Manhattan real estate landscape for over 12 years as a principal at Plaza Real Estate Group. Beginning Project Soulmate with her childhood friend feels like natural extension of that endeavor.
Jennifer’s passion for matchmaking was inspired by her obsession with asking how couples met. She has been the inciting force behind many relationships in her personal life and loves to give advice to her friends, family and most importantly her clients. Jennifer currently resides in New York City with her husband, Ron Zucher and two children. Outside of work, she is a passionate philanthropist and donates any free time to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
You can follow Jennifer on twitter: www.twitter/com/jennzucher
Tell us: Do you have any long term relationship tips?