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Why Romance? Avoid divorce.


IMG_1412I start my blog these days by saying it has been a while. I have been very busy working and then working some more. I realise that in the busyness of life I have let the romance element slip. After a little while of no special attention to my mate or from him. I find by love meter running pretty low. The irritating habits that we all have are amplified and I hear more negative comments slipping into our conversations.

If I ignore the warning signs that our relationship is going sour, it could walk out the door. Sadness, hurt and regret then replaces what was once a beautiful thing. I have seen several friends marriages end in the divorce courts recently. They are friends who live far away from me geographically. These divorces really floored me as they appeared strong and had at least 20 years in the tank.

When my life was less cluttered with work commitments. I would spend time with friends who were struggling or stressing about their relationships. I found in supporting them that most often it was the little things that count. I counselled from experience because my first marriage (8 years) did not survive and I learnt a lot by that failure. Current marriage is in its 22nd year.

If you have just stumbled upon this blog. Dig around in the archives and you will find many tips to ignite romance and keep the love alive. We all have a different vision of what romance is. Here are the starting points for romance.

  • take time to find out what your mate loves and share that passion with them.
  • complement them often.
  • organise together time with no interruptions.
  • find out what is important to them and validate & respect that. eg. I dislike clutter and mess. My mate doesn’t really notice it. He tries to be tidier and I am happier when he makes the effort.

Just Reading


It’s been a while since I posted. Just really busy with life and work.

One of my past times is reading. I have an Ipad these days and download a lot of free books.

You might imagine that I read romance novels but that is not the case. Never have and only time I have read them is when someone gives me one or there is nothing else. I also don’t read woman’s magazines. My fiction of choice is Sci-fi or Fantasy. There’s plenty of romance in those books for me.

Some how I had downloaded an ebook that was definitely a romance. So I will credit this quote to the author. Surprisingly the author is male as they don’t usually create romantic fiction.

When You Went Away

by Michael Baron

“I never stopped trying to show off for Maureen. I mean, when we first started dating, I always wanted to prove to her that there was no other man in the world she could be happy with. The songs , the food, the dates, the back rubs, all of it. But even after I won her I refused to let up. I wanted her to be a hundred percent certain at all times that  she made the right decision.

She got the message

I know she got the message. But I still needed to keep delivering it.”

That in a nutshell is what this blog is all about. Keep delivering the love, don’t let up and never take it for granted.

Did you know


Approximately 150 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine’s Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas.

I made my valentine a card today.

If you don’t want too be to mushy you can steal my lines

Let’s just stop

a while and

take in

something

beautiful.

Here’s  the artwork for the card I made as well.Get a nice piece of card to print it on, add chocolates. I added a massage voucher. Now you have a not too gooey but lovely card.

V Day


Now could this be a blog about romance and not talk about Valentines Day.

First the history lesson. Not sure which St Valentine is remembered so here are some possibilities.

The Legend of St. Valentine

The history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. But who was Saint Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient rite?

The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.

Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons, where they were often beaten and tortured. According to one legend, an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl–possibly his jailor’s daughter–who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories all emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic and–most importantly–romantic figure. By the Middle Ages, perhaps thanks to this reputation, Valentine would become one of the most popular saints in England and France.

The earliest known romantic valentine verse was written by Charles, Duke of Orleans to his wife in the 15th century:

Je suis desja d’amour tanné
Ma tres doulce Valentinée

[I am already sick of love,
My very gentle Valentine
]

Sounds wonderful in French.

Here is a lovely Valentine poem to think upon

Must, bid the Morn awake! 
Sad Winter now declines, 
Each bird doth choose a mate; 
This day’s Saint Valentine’s. 
For that good bishop’s sake 
Get up and let us see 
What beauty it shall be 
That Fortune us assigns. 
– Michael Drayton

Quite a few articles I read suggested that the 14th Feb was chosen because it is the the time when the birds begin to look for mates and build nests.

So if you haven’t done anything for Valentines day let me encourage you do something very romantic for your mate. I am going to sign off and make a hand crafted card with my own poem for my man.

 

A Million Times


A Million Times

I have seen you a million times

And every time I see you

I fall in love with you all over again
My heart starts to race
My frown turns into a smile
And all my worries are now in my past
When you smile at me my heart melts
You give the sweetest hugs
Every time you hug me

Your sense of humor is like no other
The ability you have to make me smile
Is all you need you love me
Your laugh is so soft and sweet
Just looking in your eyes
Makes me melt inside
Your lips look so soft
Soft enough to kiss
You, yourself relive me from all pain
Your hands are as soft as a pillow
The way you comfort me is amazing
Every time we say good-bye
I start to cry
I say good-bye to you too many times
I said good-bye to you a million times.

anonymous

Invisble message


Write a Glowing Note

This one can be hugely romantic if you pull it off right. The basic idea is to graffiti a romantic note or drawing on the walls and ceiling of your sweetie’s room. Ok, I can hear you already “Are you kidding? They’ll kill me!” See, there’s no faith. People have no faith anymore. Don’t worry, they won’t even be able to see your handiwork until the lights go out. You see, nowadays we have this new-fangled thing called glow-in-the-dark paint. It looks just like regular old white paint in the light, but in the dark it glows like…well…glow bugs…and stuff.

So what should you create? I thought up a few ideas that might be kinda romantic, be sure to add yours in the comments below.

  • Paint a big heart on the ceiling with your names in the middle (i.e. John + Mary)
  • Write a good night note on the wall beside their bed like “Sweet Dreams! -Natalie”
  • Paint little stars and planets on the ceiling so that every night feels like camping!
  • A big note on the ceiling such as “Jessica Loves Mike” or “Good Night, I Love You!”
  • Two smiling stick figures holding hands with your names next to them.

Ok, that’s all I got. Oh yeah, during my searchings I also found out that they have glow-in-the-dark chalk, not just paint. So you could try that too.

Sure it’ll take a little effort to plan the drawing, buy paint, and get it done when they’re not around, but remember that they’ll see your note as they drift off to sleep every night. That’s pretty romantic. Better make it good.

 

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