Making Time for Romance

Are You Making Time for Romance in your relationship?

 

In a world full of obligations, we try to prioritize. The things we deem most important get done first. Less immediate issues receive attention when time becomes available.

So, what is your main priority?  After taking care of yourself, it should be that your Partner is the next and that should include making time for romance.

Sometimes you may even find yourself just rushing through life trying to keep things from falling apart.

During these hectic periods, alone time with your significant other likely falls to the bottom of the list.

Unfortunately, it’s easy to underestimate the importance of connecting as a couple regularly.

Consider adopting the five simple tips below.

Tips for Making Time for Romance

  1. Initiate affection with your partner. …
  2. Compliment your partner – praise what they do, what they say, how they look, any effort they’ve made. …
  3. Plan a surprise of something you know they will love and be touched at your thoughtfulness.
  4. Kiss your partner every day.
  5. Tell your partner you love them every day.

 

Here are some other ideas.

Start Small

If you aren’t used to being intentional in setting aside some couple time, it may be best to start with baby steps.

Perhaps 20 minutes after the kids go to bed or a phone call during a common quiet period during your days could be easier to arrange than you thought.

Soon, you’ll find this habit becomes routine and much easier to prioritize and notice the benefits it brings to your interactions.

Do Some Creative Rearranging

Sometimes you may have to move things around a little bit in your schedule to be able to find together time.

Challenge yourselves to be creative in your rearranging, and you’ll have a handful of ideas in no time.

For example, instead of trying to cook a big meal the kids aren’t likely to eat, perhaps you could prepare something quick for the little ones and order delivery after they go to bed.

Find Common Fun

Chances are that you and your honey participate in a hobby or two.

Why not find something you’ve both wanted to try, and forego one of your individual pursuits to try something new together?

It’s these shared experiences that we look back on fondly later in life and that make living so much more meaningful.

Go Big

After incorporating some small changes in your lives to gain more togetherness, you may find that you’re ready to think a bit bigger.

Add an adventure to spice things up and bring you together. This may take some planning and sacrifice, but it will almost always be worth it.

Think of a major adventure you each have wanted to try and then figure out how to make it happen.

Sky diving, a vacation to a long-dreamed-about destination or a hot air balloon ride are some ideas to get your juices flowing.

Making your big plan a reality adds another memorable experience to your repertoire and reinforces the importance of making time for each other.

Use these suggestions to spark some ideas of your own that will fit your personalities and lifestyle. Even the smallest effort is a start toward solidifying your connection.

Remember that being romantic with your Partner shows what is important to your family.

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Elizabeth Hughes-Callison

Elizabeth Hughes-Callison is an empty nester, who has raised her kids, but she will never stop being a parent. She worked for 30+ years in the corporate environment all the while raising her two children John and Leigh with husband Randy. She learned self-care and how to have a sense of peace in her home the hard way. With humor and real-life stories, she helps you learn the same.

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