Want to bolster your union? Swipe these tips from a woman who seems deliriously
in love with her hubby.
"Guys are very visual," says Marisa.
So whether it's treating yourself (and him) to some new lingerie or playing
dress-up in the bedroom, keeping things fresh can stoke excitement. "My
job is great, because I come home from work every day made over," she
says. "So Griffin can get 20 different women in one month!"
Give Him Space
No matter how hot things get, know when to
play it cool. "Understanding what he needs to do to wind down is
important," says Marisa. "I let him have that time to play video
games or whatever."
Speak Your Mind
When something bothers you, let it rip.
"Griffin used to get busy at work and not pick up the phone. It irritated
me! Finally I said, 'Honey, if I call you in the middle of the day, I'm not
going to tell you what color I painted my nails. I need to tell you something
[important]," says Marisa. "Now, even if it's for just 30 seconds,
he'll pick up and say, 'Hey, are you OK?'"
Share a Project
"Our dog has become our child. We take
[our Italian greyhound] Lula to the beach to run, we potty-trained her, and she
sleeps in our bed. She's the first thing we raised together, so that means a
lot," says Marisa, who says she eventually wants "a crazy
household" with kids.
Look Amazing in Every Picture
After posing for, say, a gazillion photos, Marisa knows what works in front of
Do Your Research
"Flip through photos of yourself, find
shots you love, then figure out why you love them," says Marisa.
"What helped me was knowing the angles of my body and what looked
Practice in Private
"Growing up, my sister and I would
take pictures of each other," she says. Getting used to being snapped can
help you feel more comfortable when it's time for important photo ops.
Get Your Rear in Gear
"A lot of women tuck their hips
under to hide their butt in photos, but it looks awkward," says Marisa.
"I suggest pushing your butt out. You'll get that sexy S shape that looks
great in pictures."