No Romantic Panakeia

Just realized, we’ve had more than 100 visits about keeping your romance alive. Hope you’re enjoying these.

For thousands of years, people have searched for, and spent millions of dollars chasing the gift of the mythological Greek goddess Panakeia – granddaughter of Apollo, daughter of Asclepius.

  • According to legend, the Cahuilla Indian people of the Colorado Desert region of California claimed the red sap of the Elephant Tree was this goddess’ gift.
  • In the U.S. during the 1800’s, most traveling shows had at least one person selling the elixir of this goddess.
  • Today, people champion beetroot as the gift of Panakeia.

You may not be familiar with Panakeia. You’ll probably be familiar with her name, Panacea: the goddess of universal remedy for all ills and difficulties.

People everywhere search for the panacea to cure all diseases or strife or global warming. Others claim they have the panacea for these ills and will provide it to you – for a price.

I’ll never claim I have and will offer you romance as the panacea for relationship strife or struggles. That’s not what romance’s about. It doesn’t “fix” what’s ailing your relationship.

  • Romance will not cure an unhappy relationship.
  • Romance will not make the object of your affection desire you more.
  • Romance will not give you a real relationship where one doesn’t exist.

Romance is not a panacea of relationships.

Romance can, however, bring a specialness and an enviable joy to your relationship.

  1. It takes commitment and work.
  2. It requires a foundation of the Relationship Triangle.
  3. And, it can help the relationship “sparkle”.

So don’t go trying to romance your sweetheart as the panacea to your relational challenges.

Give your relationship the edge to stave off banal existence.

Regularly apply romance as an additive to your relationship  and watch the results you’ll both enjoy – a stronger, more enjoyable relationship.

Helping you keep your romance alive – Robert

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About RomanceALIVE

Helping people grow relationships via romance. Been studying, researching, observing what is romance and how to be romantic since the 90's.
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