Re-Energize Your Romance

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Swept Away

We’ve all been there. Life becomes a routine and busy and we forget or neglect to nurture our relationship and fall in a rutt. Well now that the HOT weather is here, it’s high time we un-rutt and light up some much needed fire under our relationship. Everything needs dusting off and refreshing once in a while; romantic relationships are no different. We need to make sure that our significant other remembers why s/he chose us over the sea of better suiters.

Romance: n. Enchantment, passion, fascination.

Let’s use the very romantic meaning of romance to help us re-discover that sentimental, fairy tale loving, hearts doodling, goofy smile having selves. Remember those butterflies in the stomach, sweaty hands, mild palpitation of expectation you use to have right before you see your love or right before your honey sees what you’ve planned for him/her. Yes? Well we need to get that back.

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Garden Promenade

Enchantment: Think MAGIC. This where you need to come up with new fresh ways to mesmerize, bewitch even, your honey. Plan something that will make your babe see hearts and have dreamy eyes. Go all out with those little gestures that will take him/her to the point of “Overwhelmed with so much LOVE!!!” Make it unexpected. Like on a Wednesday when s/he’s least expecting it. We’re not saying get a string quartet or have Wolfgang Puck cater your meal and send her/him a wall of peonies hydrangeas and roses a la Kanye West. All we’re saying is be creative. You know him/her better than anyone, you know what makes your babe’s hear flutter and go on over drive.

Passion: Put some OOMPH in your plans. Do to please your love, but don’t think of it as an “I have to do it”. Do it because your WANT to do it. That passion will show through your efforts and will lend to the MAGIC of it all. Passion is what will take the heat from a “meh” lukewarm flicker of light to a blazing hot flame. Do those those small things things that your babe sigh with glee, just multiply it by 100 this time. And have a defibrillator handy.

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Explosion of Roses

Fascination: Make him/her want more and interested and curious of what’s next. This is where you show your partner that there is more to you than the person that brings greasy chinese home after work and eats it with you with your hands because you are both too tired to get up for forks while sitting on the floor and watching bad TV (too specific?). This is where you prove that, unlike all the other fish in the sea, you have many layers and will keep your relationship new and fresh and exciting.

If all else fails, call a florist. Flowers say romance like nobody’s business. We may be biased but we think an arrangement of deep blood red roses will say your heart pumps blood that is saturated with love for your honey…Right? Right!

 


How Do I Love Thee? Let’s Count!

How do I Love Thee?

How do I Love Thee?

There are many ways to show those around you just how much you love them.  Let’s see how many we can come up with!

1) Do something nice for them.  This doesn’t have to be a huge deal.  In fact, often it’s the small things that really show your love.  Give them a back rub after they’ve had a hard day at work or cook dinner for them.  Even doing things like watching their favorite television show or movie with them can be a nice way of showing your love.

2) Get them a gift.  This can be anything from a small stuffed animal or bouquet of flowers to an expensive vacation.  The price tag doesn’t matter—getting them something you know they will love is. 

3) Give them a hug.  While you might think a kiss would be a better way to show your love to your spouse, you’d be surprised how great a hug can be.  Hugs make one feel not only loved but also protected and secure.

4) Get creative for them.  Write them a poem or a song, draw or paint them a piece of art, or sew something for them.  Use your creativity to make something unique and special just for them.

5) Simply tell them!  While showing your love for someone is great, sometimes just telling them that you love them is enough.  You should make it a practice to say “I love you” to them at least once a day.  Do this, and you’d be surprised just how good it makes both you and them feel.