Keeping Everyday Romance Alive
|Hubby taking our photo outside The Bubble Room on Captiva Island, FL. |
This habit started 23 years ago when we were dating.
Sanibel Island is one of our favorite places to vacation. If our budget could afford it, we would go every year. Instead we try to go every other. What makes the quaint island so special is we treat as an indulgence to be savored while we’re vacationing. That keeps the magic alive.
Some things in life happen every day, but need to be treated as indulgences in order to be savored and kept special. Romance is one of those.
Romance is that fluttering in your stomach that you associate with love. Those moments that snatch your breath and make your heart sigh. Romance isn’t limited to Valentine’s Day or anniversaries.
With crazy schedules, mountains of laundry, dinners to fix, homework to check, romance can be pushed to the wayside. But you don’t have to indulge in the grand gesture to be romantic.
¤ Beginning your day with a simple “I love you” and a good morning kiss go a long way in keeping that spark alive throughout the day.
¤ A quick text or email lets your person know he/she is in your thoughts.
¤ For me, romance is watching my hubby fix dinner while I’m working on revisions or just plain tired from my crazy day. Or seeing him fold laundry with military precision will cause my heart rate to spike.
¤ Men are physical creatures–at least, mine is. A neck massage followed by a hug encourages that non-verbal communication. Holding hands while walking through the grocery store makes an obligatory job a little more fun.
¤ Laugh together over a favorite movie or familiar memory. Or share something new. Go beyond talking about the kids, the house, the utilities and focus on each other–even if it’s for five minutes.
¤ Taking time for each other will strengthen your relationship and cement the bond you share.
Your Turn: How do you keep the everyday romance alive?