'Love doesn't just sit there like a stone; it has to be made- like bread, remade all the time, made new.' -Ursula K. LeGuin
How many times do we fall prey to laziness in our relationships? I might just be speaking for myself, but it is all too easy to put the babes to bed and collapse on the couch in exhaustion. Whether I then sit lifelessly watching tv (So You Think You Can Dance! Yay!) or fall asleep within moments, I have sufficiently missed out on any possibility of having quality time with the hubster.
Sound familiar to any of you? It's easy. It's TOO easy in fact, and it's also dangerous to relationships. Whether you have the money and flexibility to go out all the time with your significant other or not, it is crucially important to make time for your relationship to grow. And even more than that, it takes work- effort, thought, and action-to truly retain that connection you felt in the beginning.
However, there will never be anything as worth your time and effort as feeding a relationship. Create new experiences together, new memories, and learn new things about each other. As soon as you think you know everything there is to know about that other person, something's bound to change- a challenge, a dream. Take the time to listen, help problem solve when appropriate, laugh, and dream together. You never know where your lives will lead you, but if you keep your relationship strong you will always find a smile on your face.