Remember long road trips with your parents? Did you endure the 8-10 hour drives to your grandparent’s house?
At the start of the trip you’d be so excited. It was a grand adventure.
Within thirty minutes, your enthusiasm waned. You got tired of just sitting so you’d “cross the line” or touch your sibling . After the fight, you’d stare at the endless parade of telephone poles and guardrails.
Hours cooped up in the backseat seemed interminable and boring. Are we there yet?
Sometimes a relationship might seem that way.
At first you’re excited. This wonderful person has entered your life. As the relationship continues, it becomes everyday life – monotonous. Your enthusiasm wanes. The relationship edges towards Dullsville.
The childhood road trip could be made bearable by parents who proactively planned ways to help their little ones “endure” the trip.
- Start a game of finding the letters of the alphabet (in order) or spelling words with letters found on signs.
- Initiate “I spy”.
- Bring out special coloring books and crayons.
- Make stops at unusual landmarks or a restaurant.
When parents deliberately planned ways to keep things fresh and special, the trip became an adventure. Time went by quickly and you’d arrive too soon.
Planning ahead can also keep your relationship fresh and special.
No matter the length of this relationship road trip, there will come times when it seems interminable and boring.
You can make the relationship an adventure.
Think of ways to incorporate the suggestions, thoughts ideas you find here into your relationship. How could you create romance with these ideas?
Deliberately using the information I share in my blogs helps keep your relationship fresh.
Intentionally implemented romantic ideas,
Judiciously added at varying times into your relationship,
Can help you keep your relationship fresh and the “road trip” an adventure. Robert
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