This short "Romantic Memo" contains thoughts, observations, research and ideas about Keeping RomanceAlive  in relationships.


Talking with a single friend the other day (I’ll call him Tico), he said something that startled me.  

I wonder why couples don’t appreciate their sweetheart. If you watch couples, many of them don’t seem to understand what a gift they have in their sweetheart. “

When I pressed a bit more. He continued. “They have someone to share the good and difficult times of life, someone to share vacations and create memories with, someone to romance. But they don’t seem to value or celebrate that.”

His view on relationships and romance got me to thinking. Do couples truly appreciate their sweetheart, revel in the relationship and celebrate “togetherness”?

You see, years ago Tico went through an extremely difficult divorce. He’s still single, and at times Tico says he feels like he’s on the outside looking in.

Yet his view of the value of a relationship is juxtaposed to many. People seem to take their relationship, their sweetheart for granted.

How can you romance your sweetheart in such a way as to say thank you for the relationship you share?

Here are some ideas.

  • Spend an evening sharing photographic memories of times together.
  • Get a cake and ice cream and celebrate an important date from early in your relationship.
  • Create a cartoon of memories from your first date.
  • Pull together a playlist.

When your Romantic Interlude centers on pleasant reminders of your history together, you deepen those memories and strengthen to ties between you. You remind your sweetheart of why you started and continue this adventure of life together. You romance your sweetheart.

Don’t take your sweetheart for granted. Treasure the one who shares this relationship with you. Remind your sweetheart of how grateful you are she/he is in your life.

Like Tico said, romance your sweetheart. Celebrate your togetherness.


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