Keeping Your Romance Alive
In today’s hustle and bustle world, it takes work keeping your romance alive with your partner. It’s true, no matter what your age may be or how long you have been it your relationship. Sometimes it takes more work than other times. Sadly, people sometimes put obligations outside of the family before obligations inside the family, including your partner. Today I would like to give you some help in that area, from someone who has been happily married for almost 25 years. (That’s me, if you didn’t know.)
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I’m one of those people who believe that after God, your marriage should come first, so really second. Even before your children and most definitely above your job, activities and friends. If you don’t take care of your marriage, it will not be a good marriage. If you let other things come before it, it will not be a strong marriage and it will not withstand the test of time. Does that mean your marriage will be perfect if you do put it first? No, because it takes two people, giving 100%, to make a marriage work. It’s not a 50/50 thing, it’s a 100/100 thing.
It’s no secret that my husband and I have lived all over the world, both with our children and now on our own. It’s something that we have enjoyed very much and has made us depend on each other more than any other people, which is really a good thing. It has helped us stay close over the years. We’ve lived in some really great places and met some wonderful people, but it always comes back to us.
When I saw this new A Year of Around-The-World Dates Passport to Love kit from The Dating Divas, I just knew I had to share it with you. This kit has one date each month, centered around a different country, starting in China and finishing in Brazil, with some really great places in between. I’m so excited to put this kit together and give it to my husband. Don’t tell him though. It’s a secret.
Dating your partner is one of the necessary things to do for keeping your romance alive. Sometimes it isn’t easy, but it is always necessary. My husband and I have date night once a week, even now that it is just the two of us. Sometimes it isn’t very involved, like just going to dinner, but other times we throw something else in, like a movie or now that we’re here, some swimming or snorkeling is thrown in very often. Whatever you do, set time aside at least once a week to just be together. Maybe you can’t get out of the house. That’s okay. Put the kids to bed a little early and spend the evening together.
One of the fun things about this kit is that it has great instruction and suggestions for a perfect date with your partner, without even leaving your home. This is perfect for home bodies, like me at times, but also for young couples who don’t have a lot of money or have small children and can’t get or afford a babysitter. However, there are also instructions to take your date out of the house, if you want to do that.
Another thing that couples should be sure to do is take a trip together once a year, without the children, to escape the regular day to day and focus on each other. You don’t have to go on an extravagant trip. You can go to the next town over or go camping. It also doesn’t have to be a long trip. How about just a weekend to start off? You can even take your monthly date with you if you have this kit.
Each of the dates in the Around the World Dates Kit has a meal idea with recipes, a great activity and even some steamy stuff in the mix. There are also invitations from each country. This is really a fun kit.
Something else that will help in keeping your romance alive is to really listen to each other when you have conversations. Sometimes that is a hard thing to do. Put the electronics down, turn off the tv and just have a conversation. Look at each other while you’re talking. Really concentrate.
If you don’t feel that you have anything in common, come up with something that you both might like to learn and learn it together. OR, think about your partners hobbies and take up something they already do. They will enjoy teaching you and be happy with the effort you put into learning something they love. Maybe they will even learn something you love.
For me, it was learning to hunt because my husband lives to hunt. He doesn’t even care if he is successful, he just likes to get out in nature. For my husband, it was traveling. It’s in my blood and staying in one place too long makes me a little crazy. Now he is the same way.
Whatever you decide to do to keep your romance alive in your relationship, remember how much you love your partner and the things that drew you to them. Things change over time, but that’s okay if you change and grow together. Now, check out the Around the World Dates Kit and give yourself an easy date once a month. Seriously, I’m so excited about this kit!!
How do you keep the romance in your relationship? Let me know in the comments below.