Making a marriage work is hard enough, but it’s a thousand times harder when your every move and decision is caught on camera and broadcasted to thousands of viewers.
It’s a situation that Kandi Burruss and husband Todd Tucker understand only too well, but the couple seems to have finally found a nice compromise that will help their marriage.
Fans of the Real Housewives of Atlanta know the struggles the couple faced during their first year of marriage.
Aside from all the little adjustments that all newlyweds face, Kandi and Todd also had to deal with busy work schedules and their desire to have a baby.
Todd dividing his time between home and his job on the West Coast caused numerous arguments, with Kandi expressing her fear several times that he was cheating on her. At one point, Kandi even suggested that they try marriage counseling to help deal with their issues.
But despite their volatile first year as man and wife, Kandi and Todd stuck it out and appear to have found a way to keep their marriage going.
What’s their plan? Never spend more than two weeks apart.
The couple shared their new rule during an appearance on The Dr. Oz Show. According to Kandi, they agreed that they cannot be away from each other for more than 2 weeks.
“It’s mandatory,” she told Dr. Oz. “One of us has to figure out how to get to the other within the two weeks.”
The idea is a sound one. Studies have shown that while spending some time apart is beneficial to couples, spending quality time together is also necessary to form a bond that will get you through the ups and downs of life. There has to be a good balance between the two.
It seems that things are finally looking up for the couple and they’re now focusing on bigger and better things, like an addition to their family as well as a reality TV spinoff.