Giuliana Rancic, author of I Do, Now What?: Secrets, Stories, and Advice from a Madly-in-Love Couple (Ballantine Books; $25) with husband Bill Rancic, reveals her simple trick to long-lasting love:
“Bill and I do something called ‘checking in’ with each other. Instead of bottling up our feelings until a crazy fight breaks out, we check in with each other once or twice a week at any given time.
“If we have dinner with friends, on the way home I’ll say to him, ‘Hey, babe, just checking in. Everything good?’ Bill is free to say whatever is on his mind, good or bad. He may say, ‘I didn’t like how you kept interrupting me at dinner to finish my stories,’ or he may say something reaffirming and sweet like, ‘I love how you don’t get drunk like the other wives and make a fool of yourself.’ By checking in you nip any issues in the bud before they grow roots and become major problems.”