Sania Mirza spills the beans on the hidden truth behind her successful marriage to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik

Sania Mirza spills the beans on the hidden truth behind her successful marriage to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik

Ace tennis champion and wife Sania Mirza spills the beans on an unexpected secret to what keeps her marriage alive

Tennis star and international champion, Sania Mirza is not one to mince her words. She says it as she sees it; and, that's perhaps what makes her one of the most affable sportswoman in India.

But that's not all. Apart from making all the right choices on the tennis courts, she's also making all the right noises in the fashion courts. From her designer wear colleaction for her sister Anam's wedding late last year to her stylist appearance on the recent Koffee With Karan episode.

Along with her best friend and director Farah Khan Kunder, Mirza made a splash on the show with her witty answers and firebrand personality.

Apart from sharing her interesting anecdotes ab out her friendship with celebrities from the film industry, she also spilled the beans about her secret to a successful marriage.

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Secret of Sania and Shoaib's marital success!

During the interaction in one of the show's segment, Mirza shared how she and husband of six years Shoaib Malik are able to keep the spark alive.

The couple tied the knot amid huge cultural controversy on April 12, 2010. They were even marred with divorce rumours quite recently but managed to shut down rumour mongers with their much-in-love picture during Mirza's sisters wedding.

So it was natural for Karan Johar to include this personal question during his rapid fire segment. Not surprisingly, Mirza in her unabashed and confident self, gave a befitting reply to a question that could have possible started more rumours.

She reportedly said, "I am (happily married) and we stay far from each other and that’s the secret of our marriage. We travel so much. My dad always jokes that his 31-year marriage with my mum now is because of his tennis. He says our marriage is really strong because one of us is always travelling."

It seems that distance has help this couple's hearts grow fonder for each other and also that the couple seems to have a collective vision for which they are ready to work hard.

But it's not always easy to manage a long-distance marriage. It requires a tremendous amount of dedication and hard work. So here are a few things to keep in mind while navigating a long-distance marriage.

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Keeping the spark alive in a long-distance marriage

  • Communication is key: Keeping in touch, whether it is by sharing pictures or day-to-day activities, involving the spouse in major decision-making process is the key to a successful long-distance marriage. One must technology to their advantage and indulge each other whenever possible.
  • Act as though you’re together: It’s easier to drift apart when you are staying separately from your spouse, so act as though you’re both living together. Try to analyse a situation and ask yourself “What would your spouse do?” Share things with each other and make a habit to connect.
  • Work on your couple goals: Every couple should work on a vision that includes their achievements and goals in life. So work towards that collectively. You may be a traveller at heart, so include your spouse in your travels whenever possible. Try to figure out why living separately can help you achieve those goals. That’ll make it easier to work towards it passionately.

Read: How to make sure the 'honeymoon phase' never fades

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Deepshikha Punj

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