We all want to improve our romance skills. And here's the place to share what worked for you. Or what you wish your partner would do. Whether your story tells of 50 years ago, 5 months ago or whether you’re even with the person anymore, it doesn’t matter. What matters is the experience and the pleasant feelings that experience still brings. Come on and give the rest of us a chance to try it too!
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GROWING OLD TOGETHER AS A ROMANCE BOOSTER
My husband and I are in a solid and happy marriage. We got married in our thirties and have been grateful ever since. Now that we are in our forties, I see the signs of aging more and more. What used to be fine lines are deepening. Grey hairs are sneaking into the picture. We aren't as fit as we used to be. I once learned that it's important NOT to ask your husband, “Do I look fat in this?” because it would only have him look for fatness. So I've been careful about the way I say things. But one day my shock at the aging process came bursting forth with a moaning about how I'm getting so old. My husband's sincere and loving response: “Thank God, that was the plan wasn't it? To grow old together?”
“I do thank God for my amazing husband, who doesn't always say the right thing, but always has the right intentions and sometimes says things in such the right way that they nourish me for years.”
Laya, Denver, CO
Author of the best loved self-help book for teens:
You Don't Have to Learn Everything the Hard Way
READING TO EACH OTHER AS A ROMANCE BOOSTER
My girlfriend and I connect at the end of the day by reading a page from Gary Smalley's book, Forever Love to each other in bed.
ST, Ontario, Canada
GROWING ROSES AS A ROMANCE BOOSTER
I LOVE tea roses but since I moved to Atlantic Canada, I haven't been able to grow them. It's too cold here. Our soil won't grow anything except weeds. And I just don't have the time to do the work involved. Now, I don't have a mate, but if I did, I would LOVE it if he would buy me a rose bush (or two or three or four preferably in yellow, peach and apricot tones) and then plant and care for these bushes. Seeing my love out there taking time away from what he likes to do and instead spending it on nourishing and growing my love (and it would be nourishing and growing my love as well as the roses), well....that would just make me so in the mood.
LISTENING AS A ROMANCE BOOSTER
I love it when my husband and I just cuddle on the couch and talk to each other. He's always so busy with projects and never settles down and just relaxes, so when he does sit still and just listens to what I have to say, I LOVE IT! Unfortunately, as he's aging, he's also losing his hearing. And he is too vain to admit he needs a hearing aid so he is listening to me less and less. And I miss it.
GP, London, England
SPARKING AS A ROMANCE BOOSTER
Growing up, my mother never let us use the fireplace because it smoked and discoloured the ceiling. As a result, I'm inordinately fond of fires. So, come on baby, stroke my fire! Light up that fireplace and cozy up on the carpet with me. Then, afterwards, don't leave it to me to clean up the mess (in the fireplace, not the rug). You do it. Without complaining or expecting me to give you a dozen brownie points because you're doing something without asking. Seeing you doing that will get me sparking once more!
WRITING AS A ROMANCE BOOSTER
Once, in high school, a fellow wrote a song about me. That was a definite turn-on.
Music isn't your thing? What also would be fun is a traveling poem. Find the first line on a sticky note on the bathroom mirror. At the bottom are instructions to the next line of poetry. At the next location is the second line of the poem. And at the bottom of that sticky note, directions to the next line....