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Reminisce On Your Biggest Successful Interlude

What was the best Romantic Interlude you created last year? What did you do? Where did you go? What did you buy? How did your sweetheart respond? Can you visualize it? Add a few more details: the occasion, time of … Continue reading

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Listening For Romantic Interludes

Sometimes I don’t listen too well. You know how I’ve missed my sweetheart’s signal that she was ready for a bit less togetherness at least one evening. It took most of that evening for the message to slog its way … Continue reading

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Romance, Uniquely Yours

Roses. Candlelit dinner. Soft music in the background. How romantic. How passé! You know your sweetheart’s quirks. Maybe your sweetheart loves Cheetos, a certain shade of nail polish, bizarre t-shirts, silent movies or Ramen Noodles with Kimchee. Whatever it might … Continue reading

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Do Something Uncomfortable for Romance

She belonged to a troupe of barely employed, hoping-to-make-it actors, traveling in a bus running on the hopes and dreams of its occupants. Their tiny theater company performed in whatever passed for a playhouse as they traveled the icy Montana … Continue reading

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Don’t W-A-I-T for Romance

I started creating this blog a couple days ago, but my daughter’s call this afternoon changed the topic. Returning to my desk, I noticed my daughter had called. Her 15 second voicemail let me know her uncle had passed away – … Continue reading

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Love and Desire

Two forces tug at your relationship, affecting romance between you and your sweetheart. Relational therapist Esther Perel calls those forces love and desire. Love cherishes stability, predictability and security. Love finds contentment in calm seas. You and I are at … Continue reading

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Cuddling and Romance

My sweetheart sent me the link to an intriguing website: http://www.cuddlist.com. It’s a service providing “therapeutic, non-sexual, cuddle sessions with a certified professional cuddler”. People who would like to feel the touch of another human can hire a Cuddlist to … Continue reading

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Coffee Sleeve Romance

Next time you and your sweetheart go out for a cup of coffee or tea, make the trip memorable. After you’ve ordered your drink, find a table. When they call your sweetheart’s name, offer to pick up the brew and … Continue reading

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Briefcase Full of Romance

Being away from your sweetheart, I mean hundreds of miles apart, is tough. You might be three time zones away from your sweetheart, like my friend Luis faces this week. Or maybe you’re in a long-distance relationship, something I lived … Continue reading

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Romance Awareness Month

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 … Continue reading

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