The alarm heralds the onset of another workday.
You stumble into your shower routine. Somehow you complete this preparatory exercise about 20 minutes later. Now you interrupt your sweetheart’s sleep with, “It’s your turn”, while you warm your morning beverage and wonder if this morning’s meal will be a repeat of every day’s cereal and toast.
As you finish, your sweetheart makes an appearance, desperate for the morning jolt. A quick “good-bye-love-you” and you’re out to join the rabble, jostling for position in the freeway derby everyone wants to win, and no one wants to complete.
Sound like your morning? Barely time to acknowledge the sweetheart you once spent months or years pursuing?
Thousands of couples attempt to cultivate an intimate relationship in this reality. Life attacks our relationships with a vengeance.
With determined, yet small efforts you can modify this drab cycle of your life. Carving out little intentional random intimate moments can fortify romance.
Here are some simple suggestions to spark romantic ideas.
Wake up 20 minutes early one morning. Do the same for your sweetheart. Use those extra 20 minutes to linger over breakfast and coffee. Make plans for a weekend away or an evening together. Tell your sweetheart how you feel about him/her.
Leave work a little early. Have dinner ready for your sweetheart when she/he arrives. Pick it up, prepare it yourself or have all the ingredients ready to collaborate on the preparation of the evening meal.
After dinner, read a short story to your sweetheart. Share an article about a place you’d both like to visit. Take a petit après diner stroll without an agenda.
Carving out these little moments to be together with and present for your sweetheart can be a refreshing interlude to romance. They strengthen your bond and help keep your Romance Alive.
What little something will you to in the next 3 days? Robert