If you’ve been together for years, chances are you’re missing that spark. Here are 10 ways to add some zest to your partnership.
This Valentine’s Day, don’t forgo the chocolate and the roses, but give something more by taking the time to look under your relationship’s hood and make sure everything is running smoothly.
The best way to avoid an obstacle in the road is to recognize it in advance. The reality is that it’s been a hard year and the coming months could be rocky riding for a relationship. Here are three potential partnership challenges and some ways to survive them.
When we think of giving gifts, we usually think of things to buy for people. Yet if you think back on gifts you’ve been given, it might not be the material gifts you received that are foremost in your mind ? it might be the kind of gifts that deeply touched your heart and soul.
One day you’re passionately in love professing eternal pledges of togetherness and then a couple of years later your partner can’t do anything right and feels like a ball and chain you need to cut off. Everything your partner does begins to annoy you from banking to the bedroom.
Even while men are expected to independently take on a more nurturing role, they are slammed in the media. We watch television shows that too often portray fathers as bumbling idiots, scared stiff of changing their own baby’s diaper and incapable of anything other than watching a ball game and slugging beer. We sit through news reports of deadbeat dads and women who have beaten the odds despite, not with the help of, the men in their lives.
It’s perfectly normal for people involved in long term relationships to, at one time or another, feel unsatisfied. Some might long for the excitement of meeting someone for the first time – the thrill of the chase, if you will. Others may miss the passion that comes with a new relationship, or the intimacy of sharing thoughts and dreams for the very first time. Whatever it is, it’s important for us to remember that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.
If I’ve learned one thing, it’s this world we live in is a wondrous and often perplexing place. Life has a way of leading us in many different directions. Often we must make difficult choices as to which path we’re going to follow and what direction our lives are going to take. It’s easy to get confused along the way and is sometimes hard to know which path is the right one.