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5 Important Relationship Lessons We’ve Learnt From Abhishek Bachchan And Aishwarya Rai Over The Years

Salva Mubarak
Senior Features Writer

Aptly titled ‘Bollywood Royalty’, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan have set, what the kids call, #RelationshipGoals ever since they got married back in 2007. Side note: Do kids really say #RelationshipGoals anymore? If not, then what is the current term to yell when confronted with a near-perfect or aspirational relationship. Please update us, this 28-year-old writer is feeling incredibly ancient today.

Back to the power couple.

The two tied the knot in an intimate, yet controversial, ceremony in 2007 and have managed to keep their private life relatively private, despite the evergreen interest in everything that’s going on in their lives. The couple welcomed a baby girl, Aaradhya Bachchan, in November of 2011.

They have proved that, not only do they make for a beautiful couple off-screen, their chemistry also translates to the big screen. The two have starred together in a number of movies, including Dhoom 2, Guru, Raavan, and Umrao Jaan (to name a few!)

With their every move scrutinized by the paparazzi, and fans, around the world, and busy travel schedules that keep them on the move round the clock, it seems like a task to keep the marriage moving smoothly over all these years together. But they make it look like a walk in an especially pretty park. As the couple celebrates their 15 years of marriage today, let’s talk about all the relationship lessons they have taught us over the years…

Always be the biggest cheerleader for your partner

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Both Abhishek and Aishwarya never fail to use any and every platform to highlight the other’s achievements. Be it promoting the other’s projects on their social media or accompanying them on International red carpets.

Don’t shy away from expressing love for your partner

Whether you shout it from rooftops or believe in quietly posting adorable selfies together on Instagram, PDA comes in many forms and Abhi-Aish have taught us the value of being expressive with your love. One quick scroll down their respective social media feeds will show you how much they appreciate each other. Did we land on a term to replace #RelationshipGoals? Because this would be an accurate time to yell it, internally of course.

Learn to be there for each other unconditionally

Both Abhishek and Aishwarya have spoken about how important it is for them to be each other’s pillar of support when it comes to dealing with life’s challenges. In fact, Abhishek recently revealed an important piece of advice, something he never fails to follow, that Aishwarya gave him about dealing with haters.

Fights are a healthy part of a relationship

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Aishwarya was once asked about the changes marriage brings to one’s life, to which she replied saying that one can’t just drift along in life without investing emotions and time into something, a relationship with your partner in this case. She acknowledged that this change also brings about disagreements and it’s ultimately about keeping faith in the relationship that would help you weather anything. Abhishek has also revealed that while they fight a lot, they’re mostly healthy disagreements, without which life would be boring. One important piece of advice he follows is to never go to bed angry.

Communication is, in fact, the key

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As clichéd as it may sound, a healthy channel of communication between yourself and your partner is very necessary for your relationship. Aishwarya has talked about the importance of this in the past, saying that because of the lives they lead it’s very important to be in touch with each other’s emotions and feelings at all times, and this is only possible if they communicate well.

Here’s wishing one of Bollywood’s favourite couples a lifetime of happiness!