Julianne Hough and Husband Brooks Laich Have a Code Word For When It’s Time to Have a Tough Convo and It Sounds Like A Good Idea For Everyone

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Julianne Hough is definitely coming off a pretty solid 2017, as she married Brooks Laich in a picturesque outdoor wedding ceremony in Idaho and returned as a judge on ABC’s “Dancing WIth the Stars.” Heading into 2018, Hough is looking to focus more on her acting career and is currently filming the movie, “Bigger,” where she’s playing Betty Weider, a fitness pioneer. But, more than anything Hough says it’s her marriage to Laich that has her on the path to empowerment.

Swipe 👉🏼 to better understand the dynamic of our relationship! 🤷🏼‍♀️ Tag your favorite person that you can’t help but tackle 😏 My love of my life, my best friend and my Fuel… you give me LIFE sweetheart! I have always consciously tried to have a happy positive attitude in life but sometimes I have to create the energy or even pull it out of thin air. What I’ve realized though, is that @brookslaich has become my Power Station. One look, one conversation or one thought of him can change my whole day around from Blah, to freakin’ AWESOME just like that! 🤗 He turns my expectations into appreciations and the little ever day struggles into gratitude. We both have careers that take us away from each other for periods of time so we always have to make it a priority to refuel each other. It’s so important for us to find uninterrupted moments to be present with each other- usually over FaceTime! 🙏🏼 Our key phrase we use so the other doesn’t feel attacked or defensive when we need more time is “My Jules tank is running low” or “I need to fill up my Brooks tank”. That’s when we know that we need to have a real present conversation with no distractions. That can be challenging when the nature of your world is being surrounded by people all the time- something I had to learn early on in our relationship 😜 whoops! My bad! 🙋🏼Even a 5 min conversation with more substance than just what we did that day is super important for us. Staying connected shouldn’t be hard, but it does take effort. I’m so grateful that we both speak the same language and make each others need our own needs! Thank you baby for always challenging my learned behaviors I tend to slide in to and help me become a more aware wife, sister, daughter and friend! Love you, Love you, Love you💋 #mcm #mce😍 #sameteam

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Hough told Redbook that Laich has pushed her to be more accepting of herself and has helped her open up about her accomplishments and celebrating the small things in life. Which is one of their relationship tips (“celebrate every little victory”).

The other being– a code word for when it’s time to have a serious conversation, “We actually have a code phrase that we use. It’s “same team.” So if one of us feels we need to have a “conversation,” we preface it with that. Like: ‘Hey, ‘same team.’ I love you, but you hurt my feelings.’ So the other person goes into it with an open mind, versus being immediately defensive. And we celebrate every little victory.”
The two have only been married for a few months, but dated for 4 years before tying the knot. A couple of months ago, Hough shared a few more insights about her man and how he empowers her on Instagram, saying, “What I’ve realized though, is that @brookslaich has become my Power Station. One look, one conversation or one thought of him can change my whole day around from Blah, to freakin’ AWESOME just like that! ? He turns my expectations into appreciations and the little ever day struggles into gratitude. We both have careers that take us away from each other for periods of time so we always have to make it a priority to refuel each other. It’s so important for us to find uninterrupted moments to be present with each other- usually over FaceTime! ?? Our key phrase we use so the other doesn’t feel attacked or defensive when we need more time is “My Jules tank is running low” or “I need to fill up my Brooks tank”. That’s when we know that we need to have a real present conversation with no distractions. That can be challenging when the nature of your world is being surrounded by people all the time- something I had to learn early on in our relationship ? whoops! My bad! ??Even a 5 min conversation with more substance than just what we did that day is super important for us. Staying connected shouldn’t be hard, but it does take effort. I’m so grateful that we both speak the same language and make each others need our own needs! Thank you baby for always challenging my learned behaviors I tend to slide in to and help me become a more aware wife, sister, daughter and friend!”

 

These two newlyweds may not have it all figured it, but it seems like they’re definitely on the right path.

Also, it probably helps to really like the person you’re married to and these two seem to really like each other.

Lauren Cowling
Born and raised in the South, Lauren grew up going to football games with her family and eating overcooked steak. When not writing, Lauren enjoys reading biographies, searching for pictures of puppies on the internet and drinking Sprite.

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