Creating a romantic and exciting marriage takes commitment and time. Like building a healthy, fit body, it demands regular upkeep, not sporadic bursts of enthusiasm.
The problem is that for most couples, time is in short supply. Few parents have the opportunity to go on romantic couples-only vacations each year. Most of us can barely manage a nice dinner out or other date once a month.
The good news is that there are things that you can manage to squeeze into your daily life that will help to keep the romance going string. We found some great ideas at Parents.com and we wanted to share our three favorites with you.
- Relive the passion. Write down the ten qualities that first attracted you to your spouse. (We’ll add that you should both do this, then trade.)
- Give a 10 second kiss. We loved this one. As Parents put it, “Think “I love you madly,” not “Thanks for doing the dishes.” In other words, make it count. Too often, we’ll let days go by with nothing more than the obligatory type of kisses passing between us. At least once a day, knock his socks off.
- Go for a spin. This one was unique and fun: Take your husband out for a surprise test drive in his dream car. Be sure to tell him how hot he looks driving it.
These are just a few small ways to keep the romance and passion in your marriage, in between vacations and dinner dates. We bet you can come up with quite a few more. Sometimes, the little things really add up!