Happy Marriage – Fall in Love All Over Again
There are many husbands and wives who love each other but are not in love with each other. While this is perfectly satisfying for some people, most people crave romantic love from their spouses. In fact, romantic love is necessary for a happy marriage!
Romantic Love vs. Platonic Love
Not all kinds of love are equal. While both platonic and romantic love involve some kind of affection for another person, romance also involves physical attraction and intimacy. This is what makes the difference between simply loving your spouse and being in love with them.
Rekindle the Fires of Love
New experiences are a great way to enhance intimacy and romance between you and your spouse. Doing something new and different together can remind you why you fell in love with each other in the first place and breathe new life into your relationship.
Keep in mind that these “new experiences” do not have to be anything adrenaline-filled like kayaking or bungee jumping. It can be something as simple as trying new food or learning something new.
Showing affection to your spouse is a great way to preserve and rekindle that feeling of being in love. Simple things like a pat on the back or hand holding communicate affection better than words, and reintroduce warmth and tenderness into the marriage.
These acts of affection should be part of your day to day interactions. You don’t need to wait for a “special moment” to show affection to your spouse. You can turn any moment into a special one with affection.
Paying attention to your spouse keeps the love alive. It’s hard to be “in love” when you are so caught up in everything else that is going on around you.
Some basic things that you can do to ensure you are paying attention to your spouse is to look into their eyes when they talk to you and pay them compliments when you notice something positive about them.
Romantic love is very important for a happy marriage so it’s also important to keep feeding the fire to prevent it from fading. You can do that by sharing new experiences, showing affection and giving your spouse attention.