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You’d be hard-pushed to find a woman that isn’t a Disney fan, whether she loves the classics presided over by Uncle Walt, the films of the Disney Renaissance in the 1990s or the more recent efforts, but bad news: chances are that her idea of a relationship has probably been heavily influenced by those films. After all, who wouldn’t want to fall in love at first sight with a charming prince and be taken away from their humdrum life? It’s difficult for women not to be envious of the likes of Cinderella and Aurora who get swept off their feet out of the blue, whether men like it or not!
Men, if you want to be the partner she deserves then it’s time to get ahead of the game. Use the lessons and examples demonstrated throughout the Disney oeuvre to sweep her off her feet and be her own Prince Charming every day from your first date to your marriage.
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Women should not have to live according to the old stereotype that the cleaning and other chores are their responsibility – it’s not the Fifties anymore! Women respect men who recognise what their strengths are and encourage them to express themselves in a way that Snow White and Cinderella are not allowed to.
While we’re not suggesting that roles should completely switch and all of the chores should fall to the men because that’s just as bad, ensure that, when you meet Ms Right, you make up for the lack of seven dwarf helpers and allow her to put her feet up for once. Take that attitude in everything you do throughout your relationship and it’ll go from strength to strength.
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Honesty, a key theme in Pinocchio, can make or break any relationship. Pinocchio’s nose grows when he lies, and this lessens his chances of being turned into a real boy by the Blue Fairy. Similarly, failing to be honest in your relationship (about everything from your feelings to any…lapses of judgement on your part) will cheapen it and make it less real and less likely to succeed. This is probably the one attribute that women prize above all else, and one that they all believe they deserve, so it’s one you should endeavour to keep to at all times.
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One of the big milestones in any relationship is meeting each other’s families – it’s important that they like you, otherwise things could be pretty awkward for everyone and your relationship might be dead in the water before it’s even begun!
Winning over close siblings can be particularly challenging, as evidenced by Anna and Elsa from Frozen, who fall out when Elsa rejects Anna’s choice of fiancé (to be fair, she has a point – they’ve only known each other for a few hours when they get engaged). Make sure you can convince your other half’s family that you can provide for and protect her, and you shouldn’t have too many problems as long as they can see that she’s happy.
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Beauty and the Best
When it comes to popping the question, don’t be a beast: be the best! Men still get it wrong when it comes to proposals, above all not appreciating the fact that timing is everything. The Beast finds this out in Beauty and the Beast when the last petal falls from the enchantress’s rose just as Belle declares her love for him, bringing him back to life in human form in the nick of time.
You might think it doesn’t matter when you propose – if she loves you, she’ll wait, right? Maybe, but relationships have been broken off for a perceived lack of commitment from one of the involved parties. You’ll know when the time is right to propose – maybe you’ll have discussed marriage or other signs will present themselves. If you miss your chance, who knows what might happen?
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When a relationship has been going for a relatively long time, it can be difficult to keep the excitement and fun stuff up to the level it might have been in the first year or two. Take a leaf out of the book of Peter Pan and his Lost Boys, who have new, exciting adventures every day.
Try new things, both together and apart, and make time to do the kinds of things that your partner isn’t necessarily interested in. Would you want to go to a spa for the weekend? Would she want to come to the football with you? Also, stag parties and hen weekends (they don’t have to be your own!) can be great ways of maintaining trust and fun, allowing you both to enjoy and refresh yourselves.
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The Princess and the Frog
There will always be bad times in any relationship (and if you don’t have them then things are too good to be true) – things can’t be fairytale perfect all the time because that’s not how life works. What films like The Princess and the Frog show, however, is that powering through those sticky patches usually lead to things getting better rather than worse.
For instance, Tiana begins the film as a poor human, then becomes a poor frog – from bad to worse, right? Even though she then falls in love with Naveen and thinks that’s enough to turn them both back into human form, nothing happens. When they marry, they do turn back into humans and Tiana is suddenly a rich princess, an unthinkable proposition at the beginning of the film (though the title does telegraph it slightly).