Simple ways to keep that spark in your relationship

Written by Johann Erickson

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You can even re-arrangerepparttar furniture in your bedroom to give it a more alluring effect. Ask a neighbor or family member to watchrepparttar 137955 kids for an evening and when your spouse walks in have a trail of roses or chocolates leading them to a bubble bath. Have candles lit inrepparttar 137956 bathroom and give them a gentle massage while they are bathing. Then lead them intorepparttar 137957 re-arrange bedroom where you have prepared a small nice dinner onrepparttar 137958 floor, picnic style. Use candles inrepparttar 137959 bedroom as well. This will bring some romance back into your life and also some much needed relaxation. Soft music playing inrepparttar 137960 background is another added touch.

Use your imagination; you know what kinds of things your partner likes, or use to like beforerepparttar 137961 kids,repparttar 137962 bills andrepparttar 137963 stress at work. Plan activities that you both use to enjoy and enjoy them again. Nothing is as important asrepparttar 137964 love that you have for one another. Do not let anything come between what you have ahead of you with this person that you dearly love. Remember why you choose this person and work from there. Find out why you are in a rut or what has changed. Talk all of these items over with one another. You can have romance back, it may take time, but they are worth it.

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How Being Intentional Makes You Happy

Written by Lisa Martin, PCC

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2. Take Action

Knowing what you want is only halfrepparttar equation. You must strike a plan to make it happen. If your intention is to have a relaxing, sun-filled vacation with your family, you need to share this vision with your family and takerepparttar 137900 desired steps to make it a reality. It is important to listrepparttar 137901 actions items that must take place. Then start checking them off, one by one...with some help, of course.

3. Solicit Support

Whatever you've got planned for you and/or your family, make sure you resistrepparttar 137902 urge to take on allrepparttar 137903 action steps yourself. In fact, be intentional about not doing it all. If your ideal family vacation has been imagined andrepparttar 137904 steps that need to be taken to realize it listed, then now'srepparttar 137905 time to getrepparttar 137906 right support to execute your plan. Maybe you need a travel agent, maybe your partner can research hotels, mayberepparttar 137907 kids can start packing their bags. The point is to sharerepparttar 137908 load and everyone becomes inspired and happier as a result.

Lisa Martin, PCC, is the author of Briefcase Moms: 10 Proven Practices to Balance Working Mothers’ Lives. A working mother with 20 years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience, she is the founder and president of Briefcase Moms®, an international coaching and personal development company. Subscribe to her free newsletter at:

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