Category Archives: Keeping Romance Alive

How Would You Define Romance

What is romance? Canvass your family and friends. You’ll get a variety of responses. Some talk about flowers, chocolates, Valentine’s and stuff like that. Some laugh nervously and hint about “getting lucky”. Others stare at their shoes, shrug their shoulders … Continue reading

Posted in Keeping Romance Alive | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Celebrating Anniversaries

“Hey Margaret,” Phillip called to his boss. “I’d like to leave an hour early next Tuesday. It’s March 22nd.” “OK. But what’s up with March 22nd?” “It’s an anniversary for Jen and me.” “Thought your anniversary was in December.” “It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Keeping Romance Alive | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Touching Romance

Jason’s birthday was in 3 days and Jane was getting desperate. She wanted to say, something that would light up his eyes and spark his heart. So far nothing. Dinner and a movie – trite. A sunset stroll through the … Continue reading

Posted in Keeping Romance Alive | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Who Romances Whom

Henry’s eyebrows furrowed. His head tilted to the left. His mustache pressed against his nostrils. His face could be communicating annoyance or bewilderment. The 8 sticky notes inside the envelope puzzled Henry. While kissing Gayle kissing goodbye, she’d pressed this … Continue reading

Posted in Keeping Romance Alive | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Contagious Romance

Romance is contagious. You can catch it from your parents. Parents spend decades training their children. You work to pass along your best qualities, while hoping they ignore habits you’d rather they didn’t acquire. You intentionally encourage and reward the … Continue reading

Posted in Keeping Romance Alive | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Romantic Traditions

It was their romantic tradition. Every evening, Mike and his girlfriend “Do” would share a candy bar. They’d break it in two, “argue” about who got the larger piece. Then savor the chocolate treat together. Late one night, Mike realized … Continue reading

Posted in Keeping Romance Alive | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Personal Boundaries and Romance

“Stan, I had a lovely time. Thank you for asking me out. You are a nice guy and such a sweetheart, but . . . .” Stan knew what would come next. He’d heard it before. He would worked up … Continue reading

Posted in Keeping Romance Alive | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Covid-19 and the Relationship Triangle

Do you feel imprisoned, quarantined? Today’s shelter-in-place orders are bringing pressures on couples, especially when it comes to keeping Romance Alive. I’ve reviewed many articles about the effects these restrictions have on couples. Some “experts” provide recommendations for enduring this … Continue reading

Posted in Keeping Romance Alive | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Keeping Romance Alive Long Distance

Are you in a mandated long-distance relationship? This year of disruption has interfered with relationships everywhere. It’s become the great separation equalizer. Only 1 Km separates you and your sweetheart, and you previously enjoyed daily visits. Or, multiple principalities separate … Continue reading

Posted in Keeping Romance Alive | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A “B” Student Romance

In high school, I was an average student. Think my cumulative GPA was maybe around a 2.5 (“C+”). Not very remarkable. In the middle of my 3rd year, for some unknown reason I decided to see if I could make … Continue reading

Posted in Keeping Romance Alive | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment