Date night: keeping the romance alive

Date night: keeping the romance alive

Keeping the romance alive

Five years down the line in a relationship you may be closer to your partner than ever. It’s likely that you’ve been through ups and downs, trials and tribulations, good times and sad times. You probably eat dinner together most nights, share the chores, and care for each other when you are sick. You might even sit down in front of the TV together, walk the dog together or go out shopping. Are any of these things romantic though? You might feel connected to your partner in a way that you can depend on them, and can cooperate in living together, have a functional and productive routine…. but is the spark still there that brought you together in those first few months of knowing each other? And if it’s not, how can you get this feeling back? Read more

Preparing to date again after a failed marriage or relationship

Preparing to date again after a failed marriage or relationship

Joe was married to Beverly for almost ten years. They had met in a work environment and something magical became evident. They dated for over a year when they decided to get married and commit their lives to each other. Like most marriages things were good for several years and then something started happening and the separation began to widen. Then after the struggles grew beyond what they could handle there was a mutually agreement to end the marriage. Read more