Tips for keeping your romance alive
Moving can put a lot of stress on a marriage. Make a decision to keep the romance alive despite the pressures and challenges of your move. The health of your marriage will add physical and emotional strength for both of you and is a gift of stability to your children. You may only feel that you can do one romantic idea each week or each month, but that’s a start!
- Write your special man a love letter or write a song for him!
- Hide a special note or card in an unexpected place: the medicine cabinet, on his steering wheel, in the refrigerator, in the book he’s reading....
- Put a flower in his briefcase.
- Look online for an interesting place or experience that you can enjoy together.
- Touch more. Hold his hand, rub his neck and feet, put your arm around him in the check out line.
- Sign up for a dance class, cooking class, drawing class ― any class that allows you to share in a new experience or an interest that you both have. The added bonus: meeting new people with the same interest.
- Use Valentine Conversation Heart candies to spell out a romantic message on his desk or on a piece of paper.
- Call or email him at work just to say, “I love you.”
- Buy him a gift to invest in a favorite hobby or passion.
- Learn what you can about his hobby or passion and join him in it!
- What is his favorite kind of food? Do some online research and talk to others to find out what restaurant excels in preparing that food.
- Send funny quotes or memes to him at work.
- Create flag bunting with a special message for him. Hang it in the house for him to see when he arrives. (Free printable templates at https://www.basicinvite.com/printables/free-printables.html)
- Create a Valentine card. (Follow the link in #13)
- Establish regular “Mommy and Daddy time” with your bedroom door closed and tell the kids that they are not to disturb you.
- Tell him what you really appreciate about him.
- Rent bikes and go for a ride!
- Search online for special events that you both would enjoy. Consider a subscription to live theater for a regular date night.
- Tie a piece of string to the inside doorknob of your front door and string it throughout the house, ending at the bathtub. Have the bath filled with hot water especially for him.
- Read a favorite book together in front of a crackling fire in the fireplace.
Send me your tips! Email Ann Kelley at akelley@JustMoved.org
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