In her upcoming flick Mother鈥檚 Day, Britt Robertson plays a young mom struggling with cold feet in her relationship. Um, maybe some of us out there can relate, but this is *not* a case of art imitating life. The actress has been in a relationship with Teen Wolf actor Dylan O鈥橞rien since 2011 when they co-starred in the film The First Time. We鈥檙e so used to celebrity breakups that we had to fact check this one when we chatted with Britt 鈥 and get her tips for keeping a long-term relationship going strong.

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Real talk: Dating as a 20-something faces several challenges. This is the point in many people鈥檚 lives where career can often take the driver鈥檚 seat. For Britt and boyfriend Dylan, they鈥檙e definitely not immune to these challenges either. Currently, Dylan is starring in the Mazerunner franchise, and Britt is playing Julia Roberts鈥 daughter (!) in Garry Marshall鈥檚 upcoming flick.

Even so, Britt鈥檚 number one piece of advice is a pretty simple one that we can all keep in mind: communication. 鈥淚鈥檝e learned all of my little tidbits about relationships from people who鈥檝e been in relationships for a long time. Everything I always hear is just communication 鈥 you should be talking about almost everything,鈥 says Britt. 鈥淎nd I know some people are like, 鈥榶eah there鈥檚 something he said I鈥檓 too scared to talk about,鈥 but I鈥檓 not that kind of person. The thing I have to be in any relationship is I have to be informed.鈥

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鈥淭his is how you can understand someone else鈥檚 side 鈥 if you communicate and understand where they鈥檙e coming from,鈥 she tells us. 鈥淚 would say, talk about everything, even if it鈥檚 not something that you find important. It鈥檚 important to talk regardless.鈥 That鈥檚 certainly good advice 鈥 even for the less-than-chatty Cathys out there among us.

While communication is SO vital for her, that doesn鈥檛 translate into being overly communicative with each other on social media. Britt has a pretty matter-of-fact stance on the whole thing. 鈥淚 don鈥檛 find use for it anymore. It didn鈥檛 really do anything for me,鈥 Britt says. In fact, her last tweet was from two years ago and, for her, not tweeting has become something of a game. 鈥淚 find it really cool now, like how long can I go on Twitter without tweeting?鈥

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This doesn鈥檛 mean she rules out all platforms, however. 鈥淚 like Instagram because you can post pictures and look at pictures. The tweeting, I don鈥檛 really have anything important to say on a regular basis that I feel like I need to share with however many followers out there following me. I kind of, aside from Instagram, just like laying low.鈥

And laying low is certainly something she鈥檚 planning on doing a lot of now that Mother鈥檚 Day has wrapped. She鈥檚 going to be hanging in her favorite pair of Roots sweatpants ($68) 鈥 a gift from her agent and her 鈥渇avorite person on the planet鈥 鈥 and catching up on her Netflix queue (鈥Fixer Upper is genius!鈥 she shares). 鈥淚 don鈥檛 even know what I鈥檓 going to be doing tomorrow,鈥 she tells us. We can guess one thing she won鈥檛 be doing. Tweeting.

What鈥檚 the best relationship advice you鈥檝e received? Tweet us @BritandCo!

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