Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard’s Secret to a Happy Marriage

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are total opposites but seem to be made for each other. Since they started dating over 10 years ago people have been wondering: “How do they do it?”

When the couple met back in 2007 neither of them would’ve thought they’d turn out to be power couple they are now. Dax, who struggled with substance abuse, didn’t fall for Kristen (who was raised in a Christian household) the minute he laid eyes on her. In fact, he didn’t think anyone could naturally be as happy and bubbly as she was.

Yet, after meeting again at a Detroit Red Wings hockey game they started to like each other more and more and eventually started dating. But like any other relationship, things weren’t always that easy.

“There were hurdles, things she didn’t trust about me, things I didn’t trust about her. I just kept going back to ‘This person has the thing I want, and I have to figure out how we can exist peacefully.’ So we started [seeing a therapist together] right away.” Dax said.

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepards Secret to a Happy Marriage

The couple isn’t afraid to admit they’ve been going to couples therapy from the very beginning. They even claim that it’s what has kept them together from the get-go. Both Dax and Kristen thought it was the best move to start seeing a therapist instead of waiting until they had some actual problems and risking being too late to start therapy.

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepards Secret to a Happy Marriage

“In my previous relationship, we went to couples therapy at the end, and that’s often too late,” Dax said. Since then he has learned that it’s better to talk things out before they escalate. But that often takes courage.
“You really have to be maintaining the relationship, and it is work,” he told “And it’s often uncomfortable work, but it needs doing or we won’t stay together.”

But if therapy doesn’t really work for you Kristen has another very wise tip for you as well: “A snuggle party can fix anything, it’s true.”