Cole and Zanab’s problems may not have been resolved by Vanessa and Nick Lachey (honestly, no one could have), but their relationship counsel is surely worth remembering! After 11 years of marriage and 16 years of dating, the Love Is Blind hosts opened up on how they’ve managed to stay more in love than ever. “We’ve made a lot of mistakes and we always learn from them. So I think learning from your mistakes is so important,” Vanessa told in an interview. “Even more so than that, communication. He’s not a mind reader, and I’m not a mind reader, and when you think that you know what they’re thinking, they don’t and vice versa. So, just communicate and you’ll always be on the same page and honestly, you can get through anything.”
Nick added to his wife’s sentiments, saying, “It’s kind of cliché, but it’s work, right? It’s not an easy thing. It’s a wonderful thing, but yet, you have to want to work at it.” The couple also admitted they are both “big proponents of therapy,” with the 98 Degrees singer telling, “Don’t be afraid to to have a third party role come in to help you dissect and communicate with each other.”
Vanessa continued, “The thing that I hate is that people think therapy is when you’re in trouble. We did therapy before we got married and have continued to so we have the fundamental tools that we can use when we’re in the heat of the moment. I love that we did that before marriage and we continue to do that to this day.”
Vanessa and Nick talk about the Cuffing Season campaign and their new relationship with Hotels.com! By uploading a photo of themselves together and answering a brief questionnaire about their ideal weekend vacation, couples who have been dating for no more than six months can enter a sweepstakes to win $2,500 in Hotels.com gift cards. Nick and Vanessa will personally pair the five winner couples with their ideal Hotels.com Cuffing Season Stay based on their comments as part of the prize package.
“You really get to learn about a person when you travel with them!” Vanessa gushed. “It’s a neutral space, not his apartment or your apartment or his hometown or your hometown. It’s like, you’re going somewhere together and going to see how we vibe!” Nick added, “When you’re on vacation with somebody, it’s all in, 24 hours a day. So, you learn really quickly whether or not you guys are compatible, or if it’s just a train wreck waiting to happen!”