When you hear the word “romance” do you think only of dating couples or newlyweds? What about couples who have been married for a year or two, or five, ten, twenty or more years? Although the years can bring about many changes in a couple’s relationship, it is still very possible to keep the romance alive and well, to the point that you become in fact more and more “in love” with each other as the years go by. But this is by no means an automatic process – it requires conscious and continuous effort on the part of both spouses. With a little practice and perseverance, this effort can be immensely rewarding in term of sustained intimacy and romance in your marriage.
Perhaps you have become aware that things have gotten a bit “stale” in your marriage and maybe you’re just so busy and exhausted by the time you flop into bed at night. The fact that you have realized this is good if you take it as a wake up call. Now is a great time to start doing those little things which can make a big difference. There are many different ways to keep the romance alive in your marriage every day as each couple has unique preferences and favorites. Below are five ideas to get you started on the exciting journey of keeping your marriage relationship close, contended and creative.