Similarly to most couples, Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler, are putting a lot of effort into their marriage to make it work, according to US Weekly. The Laguna Beach alum opened up about their relationship — and how they haven’t been to therapy “in a minute.” Cavallari said communication is much easier said than done and she and Jay Cutler have to make a conscious effort.
“You can’t just get complacent and lazy. You have to still value and appreciate the other person. I think that when you don’t that’s probably when you start to get in trouble. And, I mean, we have our issues. Our relationship isn’t perfect. But we love each other and we work on it and we make a conscious choice to work on the relationship and I think that that’s what you just have to do.”
Kristin revealed that couples therapy saved their marriage. In June of 2013, the couple called off their engagement before tying the knot in Nashville and are now parents of sons Camden, 4, Jaxon, 3, and daughter Saylor, 19 months.
“God, I’ll be the first to admit it — especially with three little kids! It’s hard. You have to make time for each other and try to get out of routine here and there. It’s much easier said than done. It really is difficult sometimes… We have a lot of great tools that we learned from therapy and I think that was the most beneficial part. Just learning how to communicate and walking away with some great tools, which we’ll always be able to use.”
Cavallari and Cutler, 34, recently moved to Nashville after her husband was released by the Chicago Bears. The reality star said that Cutler’s job shakeup “of course was difficult,” but the couple had always planned to move to Tennessee to raise their family.
Kristin admitted she’s happy her husband will not have to play the bone-crushing sport for now. Wehn Cutler was often away from home when the Chicago Bears were in season, Cavallari told Us Weekly that she sometimes missed her “alone time,” but is pleased with that Cutler will be home with her and the children.
“Selfishly I’m excited for him to be safe from now on. It will be nice not to see him get hit anymore and it will be nice to have him around a lot more. And I’m just excited for this new career. He’ll be doing NFL commentary so it’s a great way for him to stay involved in football without having to get hit every week,” she told Us. “I’m very excited for the future for him.”
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