Lets Talk All About A Relationship

I am very open with my life on social media and sharing whats happening. My followers will all know my boyfriend Justin, I have written about our story a few times in previous posts. I always knew I didn’t want to date someone just for the sake of dating. My parents have an amazing relationship, I have grown up watching how strong they are together. The idea of being a team rather than individuals is very important. By no means am I a relationship expert but I have been lucky enough to watch my parents who have been happily married for 30 years. Here are my thoughts on how to keep a strong relationship. 

Lifestyle blogger Sydney of Styled By S shares the best tips to grow a strong relationship

Be able to laugh with each other and feel comfortable

It is so easy to forget to laugh and bring humour into the relationship. Justin and I are always laughing about things that happen, or stupid and funny things each other does. Being able to laugh at and with each other will only make your closer and stronger together. 

Lifestyle blogger Sydney of Styled By S shares the best tips to grow a strong relationship Lifestyle blogger Sydney of Styled By S shares the best tips to grow a strong relationship 

Work as a TEAM not as individuals

Now it is important to be yourself in a relationship, you also have to work as a team. I always say Justin and I make a great team, and it is true. We are way more successful and have a lot more fun on adventures when we work together. I can easily branch off and try to do everything myself and control everything but then I have no fun and stress myself out. Justin reminds me that working together is way more fun!

Lifestyle blogger Sydney of Styled By S shares the best tips to grow a strong relationship Lifestyle blogger Sydney of Styled By S shares the best tips to grow a strong relationship

Know what you both bring to the relationship

This is pretty simple, know what you excel at. In our relationship I am all about planning everything and having a schedule. Justin is more go with the flow and plans things last minute. Justin is always worried and thinking about safety and I am quick to jump onto an idea before thinking. So we both have opposite traits but together we balance each other. 

Lifestyle blogger Sydney of Styled By S shares the best tips to grow a strong relationship Lifestyle blogger Sydney of Styled By S shares the best tips to grow a strong relationship

Don’t Forget to communicate

This one has always been important to me. I think communication can make or break a relationship. I am super outgoing and Justin is more reserved and shy so when we started dating I made sure to talk with him and make sure we both gave our opinions and talked to each other. I think that has made us a very strong couple and have a strong bond. We know each other so well know we can tell how each other is feeling by body language and facial expressions. 

Lifestyle blogger Sydney of Styled By S shares the best tips to grow a strong relationship

Thank you to Brooklyn for the stunning photos! I love how many photos she has taken of Justin and I!

So again I am not an expert on relationships but I am pretty proud of my relationship with Justin and how we have grown together over the years. I always love reading about other relationships and see ways that I can try and grow our relationship stronger. Nothing is perfect and their are always new ways to grow but when you are open and willing to work on a relationship then you will see  a happy relationship. 



  1. the sofieyah diaries
    May 19, 2017 / 9:17 am

    This is so cute, and I agree with all these points (as someone who believes in the same philosophy of relationships as you), especially in working together as a team <3 I will add one more point though, and that is to be your own person with or without the relationship. I think some people believe that being in a relationship means sacrificing yourself to make it work, and that is so not true. You need to be yourself first, find your hobbies and your passion, before you delve into a serious relationship, romantic or not.


  2. May 19, 2017 / 10:13 am

    Such great reminders! I’ve been married for 13 years and I can tell you that everything you have mentioned is so important. Beautiful pictures too!

  3. Stephanie
    May 19, 2017 / 11:00 am

    these are the most precious photos of all time! I’ve been meaning to get a new set of photos done for me and my boyfriend so hopefully that’ll happen soon. with our second anniversary coming up it would be really nice to have something special to look back on! It sounds like you have an amazing relationship! And you’ve definitely learned how to navigate it! all of these points are super important! thanks for sharing your tips!

    stephanie // shesawstyle.com

  4. Ashley DTKAustin
    May 19, 2017 / 12:47 pm

    This is such a great and informative post! And these photos are absolutely beautiful! 🙂

  5. May 19, 2017 / 1:19 pm

    I love this post so much! Such great tips and not to mention stunning pictures! Those flowers are so pretty.


  6. May 19, 2017 / 1:21 pm

    Communication is SO important in relationships. I basically force my boyfriend to talk about EVERYTHING because if we don’t I know it will cause problems later (and I know he’s grateful for it, haha). These photos of you and your boyfriend are so lovely. I love tulips!

  7. May 19, 2017 / 6:25 pm

    Love all of these tips! I totally get not just dating for the sake of dating – I’m the same way.

    Rachel / http://www.helloher.co

  8. Silvia
    May 19, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    Seriously so cute! I love your pictures and I love everything you said! Working as a team is key!

  9. May 20, 2017 / 6:15 am

    Y’all are too cute!! I love all the pictures, and all of the things that you mentioned are so important for maintaining strong and healthy relationships!! Loved this post!
    xo, Gabby

  10. May 20, 2017 / 6:21 am

    This is such a sweet post Sydney, I totally agree with everything you said! These photos of you two are so beautiful!

  11. May 20, 2017 / 9:37 am

    Uhh.. perfect location for a relationship photo shoot! So magical.


  12. May 20, 2017 / 1:58 pm

    Love the point about working as a team!! Its so vital for a healthy, respectful, and lasting relationship!

  13. May 21, 2017 / 11:04 am

    This is such a sweet and absolutely gorgeous post!

  14. May 21, 2017 / 5:12 pm

    Great reminders! I haven’t been in a relationship for almost 2 years now so I’m a bit rusty at this stuff, haha!

  15. This is so cute and I love your points! I’ve been with my fiancé now for almost 8 years and engaged for almost 2, and working as a team and knowing what you bring to the table is so important. Obviously communication is as well, but I think that knowing how you balance one another out is so important to realize and really helps you grow as a couple!

  16. May 22, 2017 / 8:08 am

    Love everything you said in this post! Also those photos are so adorable!

  17. May 22, 2017 / 9:28 am

    These photos are so pretty! I agree with everything you said – communication is key!

  18. May 23, 2017 / 11:51 am

    Such a pretty setting for photos! Great reminders, too!

  19. May 28, 2017 / 9:22 am

    Those tulips are so pretty! I wish we had something like that here.

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