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Monday, January 23, 2012

Sweet Dreams Are Made of This…

Filed under: Romance,Romantic Tips! — Larry James @ 7:00 am

Stop for a moment and think back to some of the most pleasing memories of things that someone you really care about has done for you. Doing fun things together keeps the relationship alive. Just let go and do some fun things for your partner.

“As long as you make a habit of making your relationship a priority and allocating time each week for rejuvenation of the feelings that attracted you in the first place, then you stand a good chance of staying together for the long haul.” ~ Kim Olver

Here is a brief list of the things we do for one another out of a pure desire to make our partner happy. Expand on this list by adding some of your own things in the comment section.

1. Flowers for no specific reason
12roses2. An unexpected hug when you need it most
3. A surprise phone call to just say, “I love you!”
4. A foot message
5. A drawn bath at just the right temperature
6. Doing “spoons!”
7. Your lover’s hand running through your hair
8. Doing a chore that you partner dislikes
9. Offering to babysit so your friends can have some time alone
10. Buy a complete stranger’s lunch without them know who did it
11. Send a handmade card to someone you care for
12. Write a comment on this Blog
13. Write a “love letter” to someone you love
14. Coffee or breakfast in bed
15. Slip an “I love you” note into his/her briefcase
16. Turn off the TV and just cuddle
17. Whisper sweet nothings into your partner’s ear when least expected
18. Wash your partner’s car and fill it with gas – let them discover it
19. Pay full attention whenever your partner talks to you
20. Don’t wait until Valentine’s Day to acknowledge the impact your partner makes in your life
21. When your partner sees something they love, sneak back and buy it and give it to them on a special occasion
22. Make a list of 25 ways to demonstrate your love to your partner
23. Buy your partner a relationship book and read it together
24. Stop your car along side of the road, pick several wild flowers and present them to your partner
wineandcheese25. Leave an “I love you” note in your mailbox
26. Write “I love you” with children’s chalk on the driveway
27. Turn off the TV and play a board game
28. Put together a wine and cheese picnic indoors
29. Go to a couples spa for a great mini couples retreat
30. Share some laughter at a comedy club
31. Make a “bucket list” of romantic things to do together
32. Soak in the tub together
33. Have a surprise date night
34. Sneak up behind your partner and wrap your arms around them
35. Get a pack of cards and play strip poker
36. When you pick up your partner have a single rose waiting on the passenger seat for them
37. Go for a late evening walk round a local park together
38. Arrange for a camp-out in your own backyard
39. Rent her favorite romantic movie
40. Build a campfire in your backyard and roast some marshmallows

Surprising your partner with unexpected things strengthens your bond and adds some excitement by putting some fun back into your relationship.

Have fun making some new memories! Sweet dreams!

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loveUCLoveLOGOCopyright © 2012 – Larry James. This idea is adapted from Larry’s books, “How to Really Love the One You’re With: Affirmative Guidelines for a Healthy Love Relationship,” “LoveNotes for Lovers: Words That Make Music for Two Hearts Dancing” and “Red Hot LoveNotes for Lovers.” Larry James is a professional speaker, author, relationship coach and an award winning nondenominational Wedding Officiant. He performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere. Something NEW about relationships is posted every 4th day on this Relationships BLOG.

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  4. I like this post! While reading it, I noticed 10 things that I am doing to my husband. I will try all the things listed here. Thanks for sharing.

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