LifestyleBlake Lively and Ryan Reynolds' secret to lasting love: The 222 method

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds' secret to lasting love: The 222 method

Will the 222 method reignite passion in a relationship? - illustrative photo
Will the 222 method reignite passion in a relationship? - illustrative photo
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12:59 PM EDT, May 5, 2024

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are among the most admired couples in Hollywood, sparking curiosity about the secret behind their lasting relationship. Despite years passing, the duo boasts an undeniable chemistry. They attribute their success to adopting the 222 method. But what exactly does this entail?

Keeping the spark alive in a long-term relationship can be quite challenging. When the initial “butterflies in the stomach” feeling begins to fade in the presence of a loved one, it may be time to take proactive steps.

The 222 method has gained popularity among celebrities, including Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, who have been together for 12 years, as their go-to strategy. So, what's the practice about?

The 222 Method – A recipe for a successful relationship?

Dr. Mateusz Grzesiak, a psychologist and lecturer at the Academy of WSB, discussed the essence of happiness in relations and highlighted the 222 method during an interview with “Dzień Dobry TVN.”

"The 222 method encourages couples to engage in specific activities to strengthen their bond. It involves going on romantic dates every two weeks (such as dinners, movies, theater visits, or concerts), spending a weekend together every two months (exploring new places, getting out of town, or taking a city break), and taking a week-long vacation alone every two years (to focus on each other’s company and nurture intimacy)," the psychologist detailed.

By following this routine, couples can prevent their relationship from becoming monotonous. Moreover, vacations serve as a break from daily responsibilities, leaving both partners rejuvenated and positively affecting their bond.

The expert has no doubts

Dr. Mateusz Grzesiak stressed that the exact adherence to these numbers isn't crucial. What matters most is adopting "a proactive approach to nurturing the relationship".

"Relationships require effort and are shaped by the actions of both partners striving to stay together. Rather than clinging to the outdated notion of 'love till death do us part,' couples should engage in activities that strengthen their relationship. This includes flirting with each other, going on dates, embracing, communicating, sharing needs, offering support, spending quality time together, and engaging in activities that bridge gaps and resolve conflicts," the expert elaborated.
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