Just 5 Things... to Keep The Romance in Our Marriage Alive

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Just 5 Things... to Keep The Romance in Our Marriage Alive

Postby schweppes » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:15 pm

JUST 5 THINGS… TO KEEP THE ROMANCE IN OUR MARRIAGE ALIVE

Just for fun…

As parents, we are often caught up with the daily grind of looking into our children’s affairs, swotting over work and battling with household chores that never seem to end. We seem to give our time to everyone else except to ourselves and, perhaps, our significant other.

Of late, I have been reading the discussions that have transpired in the Relationships thread. Topics like “Extra Marital Affairs”, “Cheating Spouses”, “Spouse or Child First?”, “Temptations” have been rather depressing and disconcerting to read at times.

Increasingly, we hear and read of stories, and even know of friends or relatives who are going through a rough patch in their marriage.

In the spirit that Valentine’s Day is around the corner and we are also starting a brand new lunar year, I think it may be a good idea to come up with ideas on how we can rekindle the romance in our marriage. Think about why we fall in love with our significant other and keep the flames of romance in our marriage burning.

Before some start to say, “who has the time?”, “too tired”, “all I wanna is sleep” or “I’ve got laundry/ironing/deadlines… to worry about”. Wait!! Despite our very busy schedule, let’s take the time to give ourselves an occasional “time out” from our kids and work obligations.

Here are my tongue-in-cheek suggestions of : Just 5 things to keep the romance in your marriage alive

1. Sunrise surprise
Too tired for games night? Well, plan the day with a wake-up call. Set the alarm clock 15 minutes early and surprise your significant other with a sunrise surprise. Trust me, that 15 minutes of sleep which you sacrificed is definitely worth it. What better way to start the day than with a smile on your face. (all puns intended… :evil: )

2. Rub-a-dub-dub
No time for the *ahems*? Park the kids in front of the TV. Sometimes, it’s a good idea to use the TV as babysitter. Then, when the kids are preoccupied, take a shower together. You get your highs and a shower too at the same time. Best of all, with rising utilities rates, you can save on your water bill too if you shower together.

3. Dress up
Who doesn’t want to look good?! Doll yourself up and make yourself look good. When we take the effort to improve on our image, our self-esteem increases as well. For ladies, we don’t need to go for the “opera” or “wayang” look with full make-up. We can reserve that for special occasions. Sometimes, all it takes is the humble lipstick. It will definitely add colour to our face.

In turn, when we look and feel good about ourselves, we are also dressing up because we want to look presentable and attractive in our significant other’s company.

So, whether we dress up for ourselves or we dress up for our man (or woman), hey! it gives us an excuse to go for some retail therapy. Nothing like some shopping to get our endorphins going !!

4. Dress down
What better way to uncover the secrets that victoria is keeping. And if there’s no secrets to tell, then, we can always settle on sweet nothings to keep things spicy.

5. Flower Power
You don’t need an occasion or reason to buy flowers. And it need not be roses. Flowers are cheerful and brighten up the ambience in your home. But whatever you do, don’t get the cactus. You want the romance of flowers and not a thorny love affair.

So, these are my 5 humble things. You may have your own 5 to share.

May your mornings always start with a smile and your day ends with a satisfied sigh.
Happy Romancing :love:

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Re: Just 5 Things... to Keep The Romance in Our Marriage Ali

Postby autumnbronze » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:28 pm

schweppes wrote:JUST 5 THINGS… TO KEEP THE ROMANCE IN OUR MARRIAGE ALIVE

Just for fun…

As parents, we are often caught up with the daily grind of looking into our children’s affairs, swotting over work and battling with household chores that never seem to end. We seem to give our time to everyone else except to ourselves and, perhaps, our significant other.

Of late, I have been reading the discussions that have transpired in the Relationships thread. Topics like “Extra Marital Affairs”, “Cheating Spouses”, “Spouse or Child First?”, “Temptations” have been rather depressing and disconcerting to read at times.

Increasingly, we hear and read of stories, and even know of friends or relatives who are going through a rough patch in their marriage.

In the spirit that Valentine’s Day is around the corner and we are also starting a brand new lunar year, I think it may be a good idea to come up with ideas on how we can rekindle the romance in our marriage. Think about why we fall in love with our significant other and keep the flames of romance in our marriage burning.

Before some start to say, “who has the time?”, “too tired”, “all I wanna is sleep” or “I’ve got laundry/ironing/deadlines… to worry about”. Wait!! Despite our very busy schedule, let’s take the time to give ourselves an occasional “time out” from our kids and work obligations.

Here are my tongue-in-cheek suggestions of : Just 5 things to keep the romance in your marriage alive

1. Sunrise surprise
Too tired for games night? Well, plan the day with a wake-up call. Set the alarm clock 15 minutes early and surprise your significant other with a sunrise surprise. Trust me, that 15 minutes of sleep which you sacrificed is definitely worth it. What better way to start the day than with a smile on your face. (all puns intended… :evil: )

2. Rub-a-dub-dub
No time for the *ahems*? Park the kids in front of the TV. Sometimes, it’s a good idea to use the TV as babysitter. Then, when the kids are preoccupied, take a shower together. You get your highs and a shower too at the same time. Best of all, with rising utilities rates, you can save on your water bill too if you shower together.

3. Dress up
Who doesn’t want to look good?! Doll yourself up and make yourself look good. When we take the effort to improve on our image, our self-esteem increases as well. For ladies, we don’t need to go for the “opera” or “wayang” look with full make-up. We can reserve that for special occasions. Sometimes, all it takes is the humble lipstick. It will definitely add colour to our face.

In turn, when we look and feel good about ourselves, we are also dressing up because we want to look presentable and attractive in our significant other’s company.

So, whether we dress up for ourselves or we dress up for our man (or woman), hey! it gives us an excuse to go for some retail therapy. Nothing like some shopping to get our endorphins going !!

4. Dress down
What better way to uncover the secrets that victoria is keeping. And if there’s no secrets to tell, then, we can always settle on sweet nothings to keep things spicy.

5. Flower Power
You don’t need an occasion or reason to buy flowers. And it need not be roses. Flowers are cheerful and brighten up the ambience in your home. But whatever you do, don’t get the cactus. You want the romance of flowers and not a thorny love affair.

So, these are my 5 humble things. You may have your own 5 to share.

Happy Romancing :love:


I love this, I love this, I love this :goodpost:

Psssssssst: 1 and 2 works !!! :wink: :D

And especially this:

schweppes wrote:May your mornings always start with a smile and your day ends with a satisfied sigh.


NICE :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

Chief, can consider this for portal publication???

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Postby schweppes » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:34 pm

Haha, thanks Autumnbronze! :lol:

Don't laugh so much. You got your own 5 things to share?!? :evil:

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Postby buds » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:43 pm

You may have missed this thread hidden between the relationship
woes threads. Started by playful fairy to discuss ways to keep the
relationship of spouses alive.

Here's the link > How Do You Maintain Relationship With Your Spouse

Chief, please help merge.

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Postby tankee » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:16 am

Pt 1, 2, 4 are about SEX !

While I agree SEX plays a part in keeping the fire burning, but a bit overkill?

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Postby autumnbronze » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:19 am

tankee wrote:Pt 1, 2, 4 are about SEX !

While I agree SEX plays a part in keeping the fire burning, but a bit overkill?


tankee, you reading too much into it leh ...

No 2 may not necessarily lead to sex wat .... :D

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Re: Just 5 Things... to Keep The Romance in Our Marriage Ali

Postby Guest » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:21 am

autumnbronze wrote:Chief, can consider this for portal publication???


I second it. :celebrate:
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Postby tankee » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:21 am

bathe together with a hot babe :love: and not succumb to temptation .... I'm not that strong :wink:

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Postby Guest » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:22 am

tankee wrote:Pt 1, 2, 4 are about SEX !

While I agree SEX plays a part in keeping the fire burning, but a bit overkill?


Hope the kiasu kids club members do not come to this thread...eg. Muffin.. :oops: :oops:
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Postby Guest » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:23 am

tankee wrote:bathe together with a hot babe :love: and not succumb to temptation .... I'm not that strong :wink:


Ya, I agree, this one a bit tough to avoid. :lol:
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