Contempt is not the only emotion familiarity might breed in a long-term relationship. If a marriage lasts long enough — and surely, longevity is the goal — then the couple will almost certainly experience the panoply of human feelings toward and regarding one another.
Happy and healthy relationships require maintenance, just like anything else, and that is usually done through some sort of show of love and affection.
Oftentimes when people think of ways to show love to their partners they go for extravagant displays of affection, grand gestures, and expensive gifts. And all that is sweet and wonderful and gets praise and admiration from all around including social media.
Some say food is the way to a man’s heart, but it can be the way to a woman’s heart as well. Eating is an emotional experience that is naturally related to safety, love, and belonging.
Over time a couple creates food experiences together such that food, or even the mention or smell of it, automatically evokes feel-good memories in your relationship.
When I was young my mother and father never impressed me as being romantic. Looking back now my father did one thing that everyone noticed but as kids, we did not necessarily appreciate it.
My Dad seasonally would always make sure there were beautiful flowering plants all around our house. You good not pass the house or approach our doorway without seeing fuchsias hanging from the awnings, roses,
Couples often don't recognize the pure romance of committing to the other person and participating in the not-so-fun daily grind of relationship maintenance. Whether it is household chores or a deep difficult discussion.
Life coach and former diplomat Ruth Schimel liked the question so much that she shared a poem she wrote about the topic from years past: