Work had been exhausting. Restless patients persistently pacing the hospital hall took its toll. Third Floor South hadn’t settled into its usual routine.
Now, two hours after work and an hour after sunset, I’d eaten, changed clothes and was back in my pickup driving the narrow, winding roads towards the upper Napa Valley.
The truck hummed along smoothly. Not once did I think of the individual truck parts working together as I listened to KFRC, San Francisco and anticipated an evening with friends.
Slowing for a turn, darkness suddenly enveloped me as headlights failed and the radio silenced. The slow speed kept me and my pickup from a moonless tragedy. A single connection between the electrical system and the battery had failed, putting truck and driver (me) in peril.
This can happen in a relationship.
When each area of your relationship is healthy, the relationship works smoothly. We’re not conscience of individual areas. It’s a single relationship humming along. But when one area goes awry, it endangers the entire relationship. Things get out of balance
Romance is one area affecting your entire relationship. When romantic expectations aren’t met, it endangers the entire relationship. Nothing goes smoothly.
If I asked you right now to evaluate the state of romance in your relationship, would your sweetheart concur with your assessment?
Because you both care about the well-being of your relationship, take time to do a quick romantic health check with your sweetheart this week. Make some quiet, relaxed time and together discuss:
- How’s it going romantically?
- Where could it improve romantically?
- What can we do together to improve romance?
- Will we both commit to carry out that improvement?
Instead of ignoring romance until it goes sideways and threatens your entire relationship, proactively work to keep romance alive and maintain a smooth functioning, healthy relationship. Robert
As always, I welcome your comments.