Wouldn’t it be nice if real life romances were just like the ones you read about? Here are seven tips to rock your real life romance:
Spill Your Guts
In romance books and novels, heroines and heroes keep secrets from each other and sometimes lie to protect themselves. In real life, you’re looking at a deal breaker. Always be honest with your significant other.
Not just when you’re talking either. If you keep your computer and your cell phone locked up tighter than Fort Knox, you’re giving your half a reason to doubt you. Be open if you want your relationship to last.
Don’t Let Life Interfere
You know how it is. When romance first blooms a couple spends all of their free time together and keep their hands off each other. After a while, it dies down and before you know it, all you talk about is work and bills.
Make sure you take the time out for a fun evening together once a week. It doesn’t matter if you’re staying at home for a quiet candlelight dinner for two followed by a bubble bath, or headed out for a night on the town. You’ll be reminded of why you fell in love, and you’ll have a chance to forget all your worries.
Keep Your Eyes Open
The best piece of advice I ever received was, never go to sleep when there’s another woman in your house. While you trust your man, don’t trust another woman, especially if there’s alcohol involved. Even if she comes on to him and he does nothing, it will still cause arguments in the morning.
It’s best just to stay awake until either he comes to bed, or she leaves. There’s no point in hanging temptation in front of anyone. After all, how often have you been able to leave the last truffle on a plate?
Get the Heck Out
This sort of goes along with making sure you spend fun time together. But, if you’re always spending your time together in the house, it’s important to make sure you get out once in a while.
Being inside all the time gets frustrating and can bring out the worst in couples. Go for a hike or a walk after dinner. Even if you’re just walking the dog, it will give you time to talk and bond.
Get Away From Each Other
That’s right. To make your relationship rock, you need to spend some time away from away each other. Make sure you each get out with your respective friends on a regular basis. Absence makes the heart grow fonder and you’ll find that you won’t be able to wait to get back home.
Your relationship only consists of you and your significant other. No one else. There’s no room for three people in a romance, so don’t let anyone become a wedge. Friends and family may try to create obstacles, but you’ve got to hold your ground.
Always keep your relationship with other people separate from your relationship with your significant other, or you’ll wind up in arguments over things that never happened.
Tell Him To Get Reading
If you want a romance like the ones you read about, make your significant other read romance books. He’ll read about opening car doors, buying flowers, and showering you with gifts.
I’m not saying he’ll learn from it, but if he reads enough of them it might get drilled into his mind. Besides, a little bit of romance never hurt anyone.
What about you? Do you have any tips for rocking a real life romance?