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Marriage & Romance Tips
We have to have date nights to have specific nights set aside to talk and be together. With four small children all wanting our attention we have to get away or set aside specific time for each other.
Submitted by: Shiloah
Laughing a lot. Also, for us, I think THE most important thing is mutual trust and respect. We never sweat the small stuff...it's not worth it. In our 32 years, we've been through a lot: happiness, grief, tough times, lean years but we worked through all of it TOGETHER! We never forget what our marriage vows said and we both play the words over in our heads many times. Over time, our love has deepened and you couldn't pry us apart now with a crow bar!
Submitted be: Faye B
Try to recreate your first date in as much detail as possible. Soon, romantic memories will abound, and you may spend a good portion of your date fondly reminiscing. If your first date wasn't too memorable, pick another memorable encounter to recreate.
"When my boyfriend and I get together the first thing we do is give each other a kiss. We tell each other about our day and share our thoughts about each other. We help each other with any problems we might have, and in the end we are both happy with just being together."
Submitted by: Cindy
"Even if you live close to your loved one, even if you are married to him/her, loving letters show that you love him or her. They show that you are willing to expend time showing that person how much you care. They mean even more, of course, when there is a distance to overcome. Write down your deepest, truest, most intimate feelings -- because being vulnerable with your lover shows that you trust him or her and strengthens bonds between the two of you. A suit of armor is not romantic! Be vulnerable, but be sincere."
Submitted by: Shannon
6. Open Your Heart
"Often the greatest way to show your love is by giving someone your trust. Open up and tell your mate something about you that no one else knows. It's a sure fire way to let them know how special they are and how much they mean to you."
Submitted by: Quiana
7. A Romantic Anniversary
For our Anniversary I made my husband his favorite meal as a surprise and had a candle lit dinner for two. I made chicken tortellini with garlic bread and a healthy garden salad with his favorite dressing and we drank sparkling cider out of chilled wine glasses with a bucket full of ice. It was very
Submitted by : Donna R
Make him a bubble bath- filling the room with candles. Then put some classical music on, and let him relax. Get the kids fed, and put to bed before he gets out. Have a wonderful evening together.
One of the things my husband loves me to do is put little notes in his lunch. Just little sayings like, "I Love You", "I.O.U. a hug" " Missing You". Or my favorite "Call Me" and when he does call me I tell him how much I love him and kiss, kiss over the phone. He loves that, it's something he gets and the guys he works with think it's too cute. Still newlyweds as they say. He saves them in his wallet and shows them to me occasionally, which surprised me, but he says it's like having a little part of me with him all day.
Submitted by: Leanne Hawley
10. Anniversary Gift
For our Anniversary I made my husband his favorite meal as a surprise and had a candle lit dinner for two. I made chicken tortellini with garlic bread and a healthy garden salad with his favorite dressing and we drank sparkling cider out of chilled wine glasses with a bucket full of ice. It was very romantic
Submitted by: Donna R
Recipe for a Happy Marriage
Don't forget the patience, for the days when things go wrong, add a sense of humor and a faith that's deep and strong...
Garnish with some compliments, lovingly expressed, and there you have the recipe for marriage at it's best!
Submitted by: Lu Yee Poong
Look Him Over Again
When I finally met THE RIGHT ONE in my life, I knew he was THE ONE because there was something about his charming quality that made me take notice. He laughed easily and listened intently when I spoke. He made me laugh and I liked the way I felt when I was with him. With his sense of humor, I knew our life together would be a barrel of laughs.
Over the years we sometimes lose sight of that romantic feeling
and can take each other for granted. The jokes can get corny with time and the aftershave no longer entices. Things that seemed so appealing now aren't as humorous. Arguments over silly things can push a marriage to the edge. That is the time to look a husband over again.
Taking out the wedding album can bring back that giddiness of that special day. But to me real love starts when I realize my choice of a mate knows all about me, my best and worst side and still wants to stick around. There were days of sickness and pregnancy that I did not feel or look my best, but my husband's look of love made me fall in love with him again and again, reminding me of the wedding song, I CHERISH THE TREASURE OF YOU.
Submitted by Nadja Bolio
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