How we relate to our friends is, in someways, the groundwork for how we relate to our romantic partners. How we treat ourselves speaks to how we allow others to treat us.
I’m currently in a spiritual discussion/ meditation/ deeper analysis on marriage. Both love and relationship are part of the foundation an ideal marriage.
There is so much information out there in magazines and books around getting your life ready for a relationship, how to flirt to attract your love interest, how to dress, speak and act when you are dating someone one and information on the early stages of a new romantic relationship.
Cut to, books and articles around signs that your relationship is falling a part, things to do to bring back a spark and how to assess if your relationship is worth saving, etc.
There are many sustained relationships that are thriving and surrounded by love and happiness. Others are held together by politics, ideas and community perceptions which can weigh on couples decision to stay together versus break up.
Rather then focus so much time and attention on getting into a relationship, or the signs that one is ending, it is of more value focus our attention on the bridge, which is relational maintenance.
“One of the most effective ways to sustain a relationship […] is to challenge each other to take part in new novel experiences.” (Soul Pancake)
Today’s video focus on Keeping the Spark Alive for couples that have been in long term relationships and/ or long term marriage.
Love – Stephanie XO