One of the three top challenges to keeping Romance Alive is finding time for romance.
That was a finding from research I conducted a couple years ago on impediments to romance. People’s lives were so full of necessary and important things, they found it difficult to create moments for romance.
Having two children and work responsibilities keeps life busy. Constant invitations to participate in community activities you’re expected to attend makes it full. Lack of anonymity makes it irrational.
Where would you find time to keep Romance Alive in that scenario?
That’s the scenario Prince William and Duchess Catherine face when trying to keep their Romance Alive.
On October 22, the couple was in Scotland on a royal engagement. Once they completed their responsibilities for the Crown, they satisfied a need many couples with children face – time alone. They snuck away for a romantic dinner at the Road Hole Restaurant in St. Andrews, where Prince William used to court Kate.
This short tryst proved to Kate, Prince William’s commitment to keeping their Romance Alive:
- He made it a priority and created time for the two of them to be alone;
- He scheduled someone to look after the wee ones for the day; and
- He took her to a place which had special meaning to them as a couple.
After reading the article about how they keep their Romance Alive, all my excuses of “no time” started evaporating.
Our lives may include jobs, kids and community activities. It likely doesn’t include Royal schedules and lack of privacy in public.
If Prince William and Kate with royal expectations and no privacy make time to keep their Romance Alive, I imagine you and I can create our royal escape to keep Romance Alive. Robert