KEEPING THE PASSION ALIVE
In the beginning of a relationship passion comes easily, then for most couples, disappears in a few months or years. Most believe this is normal and expected, but they’re wrong. Just look around and you’ll find happy longtime couples whose passion seems to grow with each day they’re together. What’s their secret? Let’s find out!
If you want to experience growing passion in your relationship, this section covers:
- re-discovering the passion that drew you together in the beginning
- co-creating the passion you want with your partner
- tips and strategies for nurturing on-going passion
- growing passion by pioneering your relationship, being adventurous, and exploring new possibilities together
- And more!
If passion is important to you in your relationship, this section is for you!
A picture of what you ate for breakfast. A rant about the annoying guy who cut you off on the highway. A heartfelt plea for understanding as you go through a difficult time. People today share a lot more with their loved ones than in years past – and often with their extended network and even the world-at-large, too. Some of this sharing is innocuous. Harmless. Little slice-of-life anecdotes that could have come from anybody. But some of it is not. It goes deeper. Means more. And when you involve others in your disclosures – particularly disclosures about your partner – it can open a whole can of worms. Even something seemingly innocuous can feel embarrassing. Like a violation of trust. Private moments and feelings between two people are supposed to be just that – private. So, when one partner shares them without the permission of the other, it typically hurts. Now imagine that it’s not just a private moment or feeling being shared, but a complaint. One member of a couple criticizing the other to the public. To their friends. Think that feeling of being violated is magnified? You’re darn right it is! But why? THE UNSPOKEN PROMISE OF A LONG-TERM ROMANTIC PARTNERSHIP When two people decide to become romantic partners – whether that means marriage or simply staying together over the long-term – it comes with certain commitments. Certain promises to each other. Some of these may be literal. They might be things that are actually voiced. Or written down. Or however you
Finding a way to make date night special if you’re on a tight budget or can’t find a babysitter can be tough. But even a low-key date night can be extra sexy, and it doesn’t take a whole lot of effort – it just takes the right food! What are we talking about? Aphrodisiacs! Now, obviously simply eating “sexy” foods isn’t necessarily going to lead to the bedroom. But they can add a little bit of extra fun to your night – especially if you work on the meal plan and cooking together. Try any of the following foods for your next at-home date night to get your blood pumping, your heart racing, and your partner ready for an extra fun dessert. Oysters. A classic aphrodisiac. They contain both zinc (which is linked to a higher sex drive) and specific amino acids that aid in the production of sex hormones. Chocolate. Ever wonder why we give our lovers boxes of chocolate on Valentine’s Day? Chocolate isn’t only a delicious treat, it helps to put your partner in a good mood. Dark chocolate specifically is known to trigger dopamine, a chemical in the brain that invokes feelings of pleasure. Avocado. Not only are avocados healthy and full of good fats, they’re also a great aphrodisiac. Add them to your meal for some Vitamin E, which keeps you feeling young and energized. Chai Tea. Coffee is an aphrodisiac, but you want to feel sexy – not wired. Chai tea is a great alternative that will let you