Kathie Lee & Hoda: Guys Tell All Relationship Advice
Kathie Lee and Hoda invited four men onto the show to answer some viewer-submitted questions about relationships. The men giving out relationship advice were Matthew Hussey, author of Get the Guy and a matchmaker on Ready for Love, comedian Rick Younger, Maxim editor Dan Bova and the Cosmopolitan bachelor of the year, Ryan Chenevert.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: Schedule Quality Time With Your Spouse
One woman in the audience asked the men how she and her husband could spend more time together when they are both living very busy lives.
Younger said making a schedule works for his busy life. He said he will schedule date nights with his wife where they get a babysitter for the kids and have a night all to themselves.
Hussey said it is about maximizing the time you do have together. It is about quality of time over quantity of time. He suggested making the most of every single minute they have together, no matter how short the time is.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: Who Keeps the Fire In the Relationship Going?
A fan of the show wrote in asking how to keep the fire alive in her relationship, and she also wanted to know whose responsibility it was to keep the fire going in the relationship.
Chenevert had an interesting idea for keeping the relationship fun. He said to fill up two squirt guns with water and leave them on the kitchen table with a note to your man saying come find me.
According to Bova, a relationship is like tennis. Everyone needs to play their hardest and hit the ball their hardest for the game to be fun. I don’t know how many people agreed with the analogy, but I guess I see how tennis is like a relationship.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: How To Get Mother’s Day To Be the Best
A woman in the Today Show audience asked how she can get her husband and her son to do something special for her during Mother’s Day.
Younger said to leave her husband out of it. When he was younger his father would always tell him, “she’s your mother, not mine.”
Kathie Lee & Hoda: Why Do Men Get Jealous Of Babies?
Another fan of the show wrote in saying she and her husband just had a baby but her husband seems jealous of all the attention the baby gets from her. She wanted to know if he was jealous and how she can make it stop.
Hussey said her husband is definitely jealous of the baby. While her husband used to be the hero in the house, that was taken away from him in a split second and everything was given to the baby. He suggested the woman try to make her husband feel important and needed.
Younger had the best advice for both the husband and the wife. He said the child needs to be cared for by both parents but the parents need to realize they have to work on the relationship that the child came from. He said it is the man’s responsibility to be an adult and get over his jealousy. Bova had some interesting advice. He likened the baby to a creep cutting in on a dance you were having with your wife while out on a date.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: How To Compromise With a Spouse
A woman in the audience said she and her husband are going on vacation soon and they love doing as much as they can during the vacation but they don’t always want to do the same thing. How can they compromise?
Hussey said it is probably the woman’s language that is making it hard to compromise. He said women talk to men the wrong way. He gave the example of sweater shopping. He was trying on a sweater and the woman he was with at the time told him she loved watching him try on clothes because it turned her on. He hasn’t stopped trying on clothes for her since that day.
Basically, he wanted women to realize that saying you want to do something nice with your husband might not work. You need to think of better words that are associated with the bedroom.