Posted in: Great Gatherings
Date: October 02, 2012
Jobs, kids, in-laws, bills. Life can certainly suck the romance out of any marriage. If one day you wake up feeling like you don’t know your spouse anymore, it’s time to do something about it. Here are some inexpensive and easy ways to revive a stale relationship.
Be spontaneous! Start with a surprise getaway for just the two of you. You don’t have to have your own private jet to get away. Book a one-night stay in a close-to-home hotel or B&B. Call the babysitter, ask your spouse to pack an overnight bag and hit the road. Now that summer is over, this is the right time to find low rates at many leisure resorts.
Have fun. Get out of the normal routine by doing something together that you’ve never done before. Rent bicycles, go kayaking, take a segway tour. Try a new cuisine. Go to the Ballet or Symphony. Visit a museum. Sign up for a painting or cooking class. Picnic in the park.
Ignite the fire! A couple’s massage at a luxury spa is nice but giving each other massages is better. That physical contact will get the romantic sparks flying. Hold hands, look through your wedding photos, write each other a love note … anything that reminds you why you married your spouse in the first place.
Remember, the grass is only greener on the other side because you’re not watering your own lawn.