#RelationshipGoals We Got From Elizabeth And Henry

This is how to be a power couple

This is how to be a power couple

Elizabeth and Henry McCord are the epitome of a power couple. Not only do they hold influential positions, but also govern their relationship with a set of standards that provides the perfect foundation for their stressful lives.

In honor of this awesome duo, we've rounded up their best #RelationshipGoals they've set for the rest of us.
Give good advice

Give good advice

With both Henry and Elizabeth navigating complicated professional lives, they often turn to each other for comfort and advice. "When everything seems to be lacking in integrity, you know what you do? You find it in yourself. You change the world right from where you're standing," Henry told his wife during a time of need in "Grace of God" (Season 1, Episode 22).
Be a good support system

Be a good support system

Some men might be threatened by women in high-power positions, but Henry happily supports his wife despite her often tricky and time-consuming work life. "If you’re asking me to be the man beside the woman, I’m in," he told her in "The Operative" (Season 1, Episode 3). And when Henry lost his cool during a TV interview that could have made Elizabeth look bad in "Waiting For Taleju" (Season 2, Episode 4) she simply responded, "You're my hero."
Joke around with each other

Joke around with each other

With such serious jobs, Henry and Elizabeth prove that it's important to lighten the mood, as we saw in "The Rusalka" (Season 2, Episode 3).

Elizabeth [holding up two dresses]: Which one of these dresses says, "I'm terribly sorry your heartless autocrat husband is finally dead?" 
Henry: Well, I know which one makes this heartless, autocrat of a husband glad he's not dead. 
Elizabeth: Oh my god. That is the lamest come on line ever. That was the stupidest thing ever.
Henry: And yet it's working 


 
Be direct with each other

Be direct with each other

When Elizabeth heard cheating rumors about her husband, she turned to him in "Passage" (Season 1, Episode 7) to get the straight story knowing he wouldn't lie to her. 

Elizabeth: Are you having an affair? I heard it, but I don't believe it. But I need to hear it from you... Oh, my God. 
Henry: No.
Elizabeth: Well, you're going to have to be a lot more convincing immediately.
Henry: Have you completely lost your mind?
Elizabeth: Okay. That's better.
Don't compete with each other

Don't compete with each other

Though they both operate in diplomatic circles, Henry and Elizabeth make it a point to work together instead of against each other as we saw in "Spartan Figures" (Season 1, Episode 19). 

Henry: I don't want to work for a competing department of government. 
Elizabeth: State and Defense don't compete. We... we compare and contrast expertise often in an openly hostile manner. 
Keep the spark alive

Keep the spark alive

Just because they're forced to spend a lot of time apart doesn't mean that Elizabeth and Henry let the love fizzle. "Maybe when I get back, you can model that apron au naturel," she told him in "Tamerlane" (Season 1, Episode 16).
Compliment each other

Compliment each other

Just because they've been together for years doesn't mean they stop flattering each other. "Well, there's a sight that never gets old. You know, if men knew how sexy they looked fixing stuff, they'd never stop," Elizabeth said at the sight of Henry repairing gutters in a light snow in "Spartan Figures" (Season 1, Episode 19).

Henry returned the favor to Elizabeth when she was nervous about singing in front of a crowd on "The Show Must Go On" (Season 2, Episode 1):

Elizabeth: I can sing right? I mean a little. I'm not awful. Right?
Henry: Are you kidding me? Those Beach Boys songs you sing in the shower, you kill it every time. I mean the good kind of kill.
Parent together

Parent together

If taking on the political world wasn't hard enough, Henry and Elizabeth must also be parents of a family in the public eye. They approach their family situations much like their work ones: as a team, like as we saw in "Spartan Figures" (Season 1, Episode 19). 

Henry: [about their decision to sell the farm] We gotta tell the kids.
Elizabeth: Yeah, you do. It's gonna be rough. They love it here. We're not ruining their lives, are we?
Henry: If we haven't ruined their lives already, believe me, this isn't gonna do it.
Elizabeth: Okay. But, if anybody starts crying, can I say that it was your idea?
Henry: My-? Okay. Sure.


 
Comfort each other in a time of need

Comfort each other in a time of need

After his father's death, Henry uncovered some shocking secrets that took a toll on him, but Bess was there every step of the way to comfort him on “Invasive Species” (Season 2, Episode 13).
Engage in pillow talk

Engage in pillow talk

Despite being exhausted from dealing with work and family, Henry and Elizabeth still found a time to be tender with one another by chatting about their day while holding hands in bed in “Left of the Boom” (Season 2, Episode 14).
Stay strong in sickness and in health

Stay strong in sickness and in health

When Henry was exposed to radiation after a bombing on “Right of the Boom” (Season 2, Episode 15), Bess stuck by his side, worrying about his health while still managing a tense situation The two even tried to find the humor in such a dark situation.

Elizabeth: Hit by a dirty bomb and I still find you hot.
Henry: That's probably because I'm radioactive.
Work together as a team

Work together as a team

After years of keeping secrets from each other, Henry jumped at the opportunity to join the White House's new "Special Working Group," tasked with tracking the terrorist behind the dirty bombing on "Right of the Boom" (Season 2, Episode 15). This means he and Bess will finally be working together as a team. 

For more endearing Henry and Elizabeth moments, tune into Madam Secretary on Sundays at 8/7c on CBS.