“Grow old along with me. The best is yet to be.” –Robert Browning
Love is like geography. It has its peaks and its valleys, its sunlit places and its dark hollows; its complexity makes it all the more rugged and beautiful. Here are some sweet ways to keep your sense of adventure alive as the two of you move through the one-of-a-kind landscape of your relationship.
All great loves have the best origin stories because of their improbability–in a world full of people, you two found each other and that was a great moment indeed. Whether it was a blind date at a restaurant, a meeting in a coffee shop, or that time he finally got his nerve to talk to you by the water cooler, it changed both of your lives forever. Surprise him with a letter that retells your meeting, detailing your initial thoughts, what he was wearing and what you two said. Seal the envelope with a kiss and the date of your meeting. It’ll be a love letter full of history and memories–the best kind possible!
Every couple has a song that captures their personalities and relationship in lyrics and rhythms. Instead of a romantic dinner at home, surprise your lovey with a dance. Lights some candles, put on a pretty dress, and have the song playing when he walks in from work or school. Slow dancing in the living room to your song will whisk you both away from the busyness of the week and remind you of how much you love each other.
Go out on a date and order a bottle (or two) of wine for the table and share as many childhood secrets and stories that you can remember. After being with someone for a while, its easy to assume you know everything about them. Learning about the funny/sweet/crazy things they did long ago will make you feel more connected and remind you that, no matter how long you’ve been together, there are always surprises.