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Travelling as a Couple: Tripping Your Way to Love!

Travelling as a Couple: Tripping Your Way to Love!

Enhancing your romantic relationship can be done in many ways. One strategy that can truly enrich your connection is to plan and take a trip together.

Take action with these ideas and deepen your love for each other:

  1. Plan a time to talk about trips you’d like to take. Something magical takes place when a couple shares their travel desires.
    • Listen carefully to what your partner says about the places they want to visit.
    • Can you see it in their eyes—the excitement, the wonder of the locale?
    • Decide on a destination you’ll both enjoy.
  2. Share hopes. As the time for your trip draws nearer, bring it up as a topic of special conversation between just the two of you.
    • Ask what your partner is looking forward to the most.
    • Share what you’re most excited about.
    • Half of the joy you feel about the trip occurs before you actually take the journey.
    • Make the time leading up to your trip one of intimate conversation.
  3. Research some specific romantic locales for the trip. Include some extra-sizzling sites on your itinerary.
    • Romantic experiences can provide the most memorable moments of your trip.  
    • If you’re travelling to an ocean side city, plan a morning or evening walk on the beach.
    • Find a restaurant with a flair for romance, like a private dining room, foods you eat with your fingers, or soft sofa seats made for cuddling.
    • And what’s more romantic than a night out in Paris with the lights of the Eiffel Tower glistening?
  4. Write something romantic to your partner. In anticipation of your trip, write words to express your love to your partner.
    • Compose a poem, buy a greeting card, or simply profess your love in a detailed letter.
    • If you’re an artist, you can even include a picture you sketched.
    • Present your “love letter” to your partner the night before or the morning you leave for your trip. Start off your trip with a great romantic gesture!
  5. Schedule in couple’s time in the hotel. Being alone together in a hotel in an exotic locale will allow you to relax and enjoy each other.
  6. Every year, strive to have a week-long trip alone. Consider yearly trips to be necessary relationship maintenance. If you’re unable to spare the time or money for a week, then shoot for a long weekend.
    • Continue to rediscover what’s special about your partner.
  7. Focus on making frequent eye contact. The eyes are the window to the soul. View every moment of your partner’s reaction to seeing the destination for the first time. If you’re returning to a favourite place, there’s likely some sort of magic there for you.
    • Plan on staying in tune with the love of your life on this trip by gazing into their eyes and renewing the love you share.
  8. Work in a few surprises during your travels. Unexpected pleasures are often the best part of travel. Plan a special dinner your partner doesn’t know about or go on a surprise shopping spree.
    • Be spontaneous! Even walking around a farmers market in the morning in San Francisco or visiting a sacred place can be a truly awesome experience.
  9. Document your memories with a postcard. Here’s a simple suggestion to keep the wonderful memories of the trip alive after it’s over. Find a postcard that captures a wonderful memory and mail it to your partner. 
    • Write something wonderful like, “I’m so glad I got to share this trip with you,” or “I know I’ll remember this vacation forever,” or a simple “I love you more than words can say.”
    • The postcard will likely be delivered before you arrive home or a few days later. Your mate will be touched that you thought to mail them a romantic postcard during the trip.

With a little imagination and effort, you can experience a romantic and memorable time with the love of your life. Trip your way to love this year and every year thereafter.

5 Tips to Strengthen Your Relationship

5 Tips to Strengthen Your Relationship

Because all relationships grow and change over time, even if you have a great relationship, there may be times when you feel like your bond could be stronger.

Consider these tips to fortify your partnership:

  1. Take your partner’s side. To continue to grow an enriching, loving relationship, consistently advocate for your partner’s position, whether you agree with them or not. If you promise yourself to always be on the same side, then there will be fewer situations that divide you.
    • Although disagreement can be appropriate, do so with tact and love instead of fighting. Let your differences lead to discussions that help you understand each other better rather than divide you. These types of honest discussions reinforce the love and respect you share.
  2. Release past hurts. If you’ve been holding on to emotional pain related to your current partner or a past one, let it go. Keeping the hurt inside can stifle the love and affection you want in your relationship.
    • If the pain results from your current partner’s actions, resolve the past situation so you can let go of that pain and move forward with your relationship.
    • Letting go of past hurts allow you to feel freer to love and be close to your partner.
  3. Be willing to try something new. If you want to truly connect with your partner, embrace the activities he loves to do. Even though the particular pastime may not be your cup of tea, show willingness to engage in his beloved activities with him.
    • For example, if your partner invites you to go to a football game, you don’t have to be a fan to go and enjoy yourself. Look at it this way: you’ll be there to share something really special with your love. He’ll be thrilled to have you there and will most likely recognize the sacrifice you made to share the experience with him.
  4. Lose the need to be right. Winning arguments with your partner is overrated. After all, what value does being right really have? Insisting that the other person agree that you’re right and they’re wrong does nothing to increase positive feelings or strengthen the bond between you.
    • Try focusing, instead, on accepting that there will be times when you might be correct and other times when he’s the one who’s right.
    • Sometimes, these situations can be better resolved by sorting out how you each feel so you can find a middle ground that can bring you closer together rather than determining who’s right or wrong.
  5. Celebrate your differences. Allow yourself to again experience the passion that brought you into the relationship. You have a responsibility to keep the flame going, which reinforces your connection. One way to do that is to truly embrace the ways in which you are different.

There are so many wonderful opportunities to ensure your partnership continues to blossom and grow stronger. Use these tips for inspiration to help you cultivate your cherished relationship and watch it thrive under your careful tending.

4 Creative Ways to Develop Your Romantic Streak

4 Creative Ways to Develop Your Romantic Streak

Romance almost always helps to keep the spark in a relationship! You’ll likely agree, but maybe you feel like you lack an understanding of romance altogether. Have you tried your hand at romance, but still haven’t quite mastered it?

Romance is a topic that many people in a relationship feel uncertain about. So you’re definitely not alone with your insecurities.

It’s actually pretty easy to develop and refine your romantic streak. Romance takes nothing more than a little creativity and a genuine interest in treating your significant other in a special way.

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Try these tips to spark your romance:

  1. Consider what makes you feel loved. Take a moment to think about what made you get those butterflies in the past. What special act caused the romance to bubble over?
    • Is there a special term of endearment your partner uses when speaking about you? Why not consider taking a similar approach?
    • Perhaps those “I’m in love with you” hugs that feel different from the others could be reciprocated more often.
    • Has your partner ever dedicated a song to the day you met and fell in love? That would surely make anyone melt!
  2. Understand your partner’s likes. Being romantic can be as simple as doing things your partner likes. Create a bucket list of those things to make it easier to think of romantic gestures.
    • Does your partner love to dine at a specific restaurant? Why not set a dinner date and have the restaurant bring out a love token on cue?
    • Everybody loves massages! Offer a massage when your partner least expects it.
    • Is there a favourite dessert your special person loves? Instead of buying it at the bakery, try making it yourself. There are likely plenty of recipes for that dish on the internet.
  3. Be yourself. It’s possible you haven’t exactly mastered romance because you aren’t being yourself. It’s pretty difficult to “play a role” that you’re obviously uncomfortable playing.
    • You’ve probably read that dressing in alluring lingerie is a surefire way to spark romance. But if you feel uncomfortable parading around in lingerie, you don’t need to. It will be blatantly clear to your partner that you’re not feeling it. And that’s the fastest way to kill romance!
    • It’s absolutely important to show that your gestures are genuine. Always choose things that you’re genuinely happy doing. One of the most significant victories comes when your partner realizes you’ve done it from the heart.
    • Sometimes all it takes is a little quality time. Show your partner that you’ve specially reserved time for just the two of you.
  4. Create lasting memories. Make plans for an outing that you can reminisce on together years down the road. Being able to recall your romantic gestures helps to keep the spark alive!
    • Find ways to relive special moments.
    • If you’ve arranged a special occasion, why not get it videotaped? You and your loved one can watch it over and over.
    • Make a special event an annual occurrence. If it’s something that allowed the romance to spark, it’s a great idea to do it every year at the same time.

With these creative yet simple tips, you’re guaranteed to have ongoing romance in your relationship. Just remember that love and genuine desire to make your partner happy are key. Then it’s smooth sailing the rest of the way!

4 Creative Ways to Keep Your Romance Alive

Romance helps to keep the spark in a relationship! I’m sure you’ll agree, but maybe you feel like you lack an understanding of romance and how to make it happen. Have you tried your hand at romance, but still haven’t quite mastered it?

Romance is a topic that many people in a relationship feel uncertain about. So you’re definitely not alone with your questions.

It’s actually pretty easy to develop and refine your romantic streak, once you know how. Romance takes nothing more than a little creativity and a genuine interest in treating your love in a special way!

Romance takes nothing more than a genuine interest in treating your love in a special way Click To Tweet

Try these tips to spark your romance:

  1. Consider what makes you feel loved. Take a moment to think about what made you get those butterflies in the past. What special act caused the romance to bubble over?
    • Is there a special term of endearment your partner uses when speaking about you, or calls you? Why not consider trying a similar approach?
    • Perhaps those “I’m in love with you” hugs that feel different from the others could be reciprocated more often.
    • Has your partner ever dedicated a song to the day you met and fell in love? That would surely make anyone melt!  Or pick a special song that reminds you of a shared moment and dance with them to it
  2. Understand your partner’s likes. Being romantic can be as simple as doing things your partner likes. Create a bucket list of those things to make it easier to think of romantic gestures.
    • Does your partner love to dine at a specific restaurant? Why not set a dinner date and have the restaurant bring out a love token on cue?
    • Everybody loves massages! Offer a massage when your partner least expects it.
    • Is there a favourite dessert your special person loves? Instead of buying it at the bakery, try making it yourself. There are probably plenty of recipes for that dish on the internet, so get Googling and get cooking, good looking!
  3. Be yourself. It’s possible you haven’t exactly mastered romance because you aren’t being yourself. It’s pretty difficult to “play a role” that you’re obviously uncomfortable playing.
    • You’ve probably read that dressing in alluring lingerie is a surefire way to spark romance. But if you feel uncomfortable parading around in lingerie, you don’t need to. It will be blatantly clear to your partner that you’re not feeling it. And that’s the fastest way to kill romance!
    • It’s important to show that your gestures are genuine. Always choose things that you’re genuinely happy doing. One of the most significant victories comes when your partner realises you’ve done it from the heart.
    • Sometimes all it takes is a little quality time. Show your partner that you’ve specially reserved time for just the two of you.
  4. Create lasting memories. Make plans for an outing that you can reminisce on together years down the road. Being able to recall your romantic gestures helps to keep the spark alive!
    • Find ways to relive special moments.
    • If you’ve arranged a special occasion, why not get it videotaped? You and your loved one can watch it over and over.
    • Make a special event an annual occurrence. If it’s something that allowed the romance to spark, it’s a great idea to do it every year at the same time.

With these creative yet simple tips, you’re guaranteed to have ongoing romance in your relationship. Just remember that love and genuine desire to make your partner happy are key. Then it’s smooth sailing the rest of the way!