Sunday, August 7, 2011

Love Is In The Air

It is a fact. Every, and I do mean every, married couple need to get away
ALONE at times for a weekend. Oh, date nights are fine and necessary too, but there is nothing like getting away to a peaceful place to just spend time together.

My hubby and I were part of a Marriage Encounter Weekend many years ago. We learned quite a lot that weekend. Like how writing love letters is important. But, most of all we learned about "strawberries". No, not the kind you eat. Strawberries were things we were not allowed to talk about that weekend, like kids, jobs, in-laws, bills, etc. If one partner slipped the other was to say "strawberries" to change the subject. We were to focus only on our love relationship. I think one of the biggest problems in many families today is that the parents have "child centered" relationships. They get so involved in making everything perfect for the children that they forget about growing their own relationship.

You don't have to leave the Country or go somewhere exotic. You could just go to the next town, or a day trip to a place the two of you have never been but would like to share. The lake, the City, wherever. But it must be just the two of you and you must NOT call home! Leave someone responsible for the children and you are only to be contacted in case of an emergency.

Someday those children will find love relationships of their own, and be off, leaving the parents to continue on their own. Have you ever noticed how many people get divorced AFTER their children are grown and have left the nest? Many times it is because they no longer have anything in "common."

Take a serious look at your love relationship today, and make time for you and your partner. You need some alone time..time just for the two of you. This is not selfish, it is what leads to a long and loving relationship that will survive the bumps in the road that are sure to come in everyone's life. Re-kindle that love that brought the two of you together in the first place. Remember it was a "lifelong" commitment to love one another "for better or for worse." You won't be sorry you did.

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