You just celebrated your 50th wedding anniversary? Congratulations! In today’s world where divorce rates are growing by the day, it’s nice to see couples that are still happy after all these years. Whether you’ve been married for 20 years or for half a century, that’s a long time to spend with one person. By now, you know their quirks, they know yours, and you have a well-planned routine for getting through the day. You expect things that are going to happen, you know what isn’t going to happen, and you can do just about anything together and have a good time.
If you’re still having a good time in your marriage, that’s wonderful. So many times, by the time a couple gets to retirement they become disconnected for various reasons. Perhaps they have different dreams for retirement, or perhaps the relationship has just become a comfortable companionship without the romance and flair that it used to have. If you want to put the romance back in your relationship, it’s pretty simple if you take the time to do it. Here’s a few tips:
- Never take relationships for granted. Just because you’ve been married for 50 years doesn’t guarantee that you’ll make it to 51. Relationships take work to remain romantic and fun.
- Make time for romance. It again takes effort, but it makes things more enjoyable, too.
- Date your spouse. This might seem confusing, but it’s really helpful in making sure that the romance stays alive. Go on dates like you did when you were first together. Do fun things and find ways to put the relationship first.
It’s never too late to get the romance back into your relationship, so start today by celebrating your relationship and see what happens.