Ellie Goulding tells Glamour magazine that she and Doug Poynter have a great relationship because they give each other space. ''Relationships have their ups and downs. And sometimes, yeah, I want to be left alone. Dougie is respectful of that. I’ve been busy; he’s been busy. We’re apart constantly. But we’re great because we accept it’s never going to be perfect. Dougie and I have such different musical worlds, but he understands when I’ve had a tough rehearsal or tough couple of days traveling. I don’t like to rely on him to get me through everything, though. I’m an independent person - I do like to take care of things myself. It’s important to figure out ways of keeping your own Zen.''

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