I think large romantic gestures are great, but they can take quite a bit of time, energy and (usually) money. While that’s OK, you need more than the occasional grand romantic gesture to keep your marriage strong. Here are three fairly simple and easy ways to build a little romance into everyday life.
Play “your song” and invite him dance. Set out a nice picture taken of the two of you on your honeymoon. Sit on the porch and talk about happy shared memories. Remind him of what you share for that sense of “coupleness.”
Interrupt his day for just a moment to do something small and personal.
Let me start off by saying that there are good and bad ways to interrupt. Calling him during work hours is probably a bad thing. Grabbing him for a quick kiss during a commercial break is probably a good thing. Use wisdom about when you break into his world. You can also interrupt in subtle ways, like leaving a note in his lunch bag or texting him during his work break. He can set these messages aside for a moment if the timing is bad for him.
Small and personal? Little love notes, small gifts, a kiss, an intimate touch or a kind word. It doesn’t have to be fancy, just heart felt.
We all want to be wanted. Invite him for a walk. Tug on his sleeve and invite him to a quiet corner for a kiss. Invite him to share a beautiful sunset or an errand run. Look for moments to include your husband and invite him. Invitations can be words, notes, items, or little gestures.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. Mignon McLaughlin
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Safe at Home has an insightful post about making the most of every day ~ Someday Our Words and Actions Will Be Our Last Ones
Tough but encouraging message ~ Happiness is Created (from Marriage Life)
Be generous! Lori <><