“I Force Jeff To Do TikToks”

Virgin Radio’s Priti Malik on marriage, social media and making cookies with her hubby on Valentines Day

How did you and your husband meet?

Jeff and I met somewhere in 2010. We both had mutual friends and 2010 was definitely the year that I was out pretty much every weekend at a club. I kept seeing him around, and one day I thought I’d go up to him and ask him to dance. Jeff said no, and I went back to dancing with my friends. The next day, I got a Facebook message from Jeff and it made me laugh. We started talking and I really didn’t think anything of it, but the more we talked, the more I realized we had in common! And the rest they say is history!

What’s the best piece of advice you have received about relationships?

Communication is KEY!

You and your husband seem to really enjoy doing things together. What do you think is the key to the success of your marriage and being happy together?

Jeff and I are best friends. We love hanging out with each other. And I think that provided a solid base for our relationship. We really don’t look for time away from each other, it’s rather doing new things with each other. I think also the best thing we have learned about relationships is definitely a basic understanding of each other. Especially with both of our careers, it’s not easy finding time together (pre-COVID). So we had to have a trust and understanding knowing that we wouldn’t see each other for days.

What is your favorite way to spend time together?

Honestly anytime we are doing something together, it’s fun for us. It can be cooking, working out, going for walks/hikes or even when I force Jeff to do TikToks…he eventually loved it.

Do you believe constantly being attached to mobile technology can have a negative impact on relationships?

I think it definitely can. The boundaries need to be set from the beginning. A lot of my work revolves around me being on the phone so although it does irritate Jeff sometimes, he understands that it’s just a part of my world.

How did you celebrate your first Valentine’s Day together?

We cannot even remember! BUT – we did start a tradition in the beginning that we would always alternate Valentine’s Day celebrations. We’re not big on gifts that day. But each year we take turns organizing some sort of an outing – whether that’s a dinner or an adventure!

What are your plans for this socially distanced Valentine’s Day?

This year is looking a little different so a RomCom marathon and some baking is on the cards!

Priti Malik is co-host on The Kris Fade Show on Virgin Radio in Dubai.

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