Keeping love ALIVE

One morning I was on my way to work and I saw this young couple sitting together waiting for the bus.  I could just see the love radiating between the two of them. They were looking at some photos on her cell phone. It was just so beautiful seeing the two of them and just seeing the smiles on their face and the way that they sat together. The way that they looked at each other young love.

How do you keep that love alive in a long time relationship such as 5, 10, 20, 25, and 50 years?

What are the secret steps to keep it at that level so every time you are with this person you both still feel close to the same way that you felt at the beginning of your relationship?

Here are some example of possible ways:

  • Schedule once a week to go out to dinner or a date night.
  • Write a small text or email saying something nice or why you love your partner.
  • Say “I love you” at least everyday to your partner.
  • Do something small and nice for partner.
  • Watch a TV show once a week that you both like together.
  • Go for a walk together.
  • Eat dinner together and really listen to each other.
  • Reminiscence about the good times.
  •  Talk nice to each other.

What steps do you take to keep the love alive?

What steps will you take to keep the love alive?

It would be wonderful to see your thoughts, comments., suggestions on what you do to keep the love alive 🙂  ~ Patti

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4 thoughts on “Keeping love ALIVE

  1. Thank you Patti for sharing these great ideas. I agree we have to make time to slow down and appreciate our partners. My partner and I set aside time each day to say thank you to each other. Positive statements can help reduce stress each person may feel, especially after a long day. Thank you.

  2. Hi Patti,

    You’ve listed some really good suggestions for keeping the love alive in a long term relationship, many of which I currently do.

    I love having a tradition or a thing that we do to stay bonded, like watching a show together or going out and doing something we both enjoy.

    It’s good that you’re writing this because many people don’t realize that relationships take effort. In the beginning everything seems so light and easy but as time goes on you have to put in effort to maintain the bond.

    ~Lea

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