August is Romance Awareness Month! No, I’m not making this up. Though it has my support, it’s not my creation.
Unbeknown to me, it’s been around for several years. Its origin is undocumented and there’s no governmental proclamation to back it up. In researching the topic, I found many articles about Romance Awareness Month.
The goal of the month is to make the public aware of how important romance is and how important romance is to our relationships (www.Gone-to-Pott.com).
In a survey of 2,300 Americans, www.Zoosk.com found 78% consider romance in a relationship “very important”. According to www.eHarmony.com, 96% of people agree romance is important and 53% think a relationship is doomed without romance. This is probably not surprising to my readers.
Why is the idea of a Romance Awareness Month important and what can I do about it?
Why? People need to be reminded romance is an integral part of keeping a relationship alive. After the giddiness of those initial months become part of your shared history, it’s easy to slip into routines of predictable activities – ruts. Breaking the monotonous cycle of the relationship and creating romantic memories strengthens the connection between you and your sweetheart.
What? Here’s a simple, romantic “what” you can put into practice today.
- Become aware of little romantic things your sweetheart does for your relationship. Notice the effort put into your collective life.
- Show appreciation to your sweetheart for the romantic things he/she does. Don’t take them for granted.
The act of showing appreciation will touch your sweetheart deeply. A few words, an unexpected thank-you gift, a lingering hug or stopping your busy day to say I appreciate you romancing me can create another special, shared memory between the two of you – a romantic moment.
Celebrate this Romance Awareness Month and make your relationship great! Robert