Keeping a marriage fresh

» Posted on Mar 14, 2009 in Blog | Comments Off on Keeping a marriage fresh

How do you keep the romance alive in a marriage after spending thirty-eight years together?

That’s a good question. It isn’t always easy and as always you have to work at it. And there are times you don’t do a good job. I think after you have been married a while you develop a solid friendship which can be so important through the good and tough times. My husband is my best friend. I know him well to the point I can tell you what he will say a lot of the times. But that can be a problem in some marriage. How do you keep things “new and fresh.”

One of the ways is I have us do things that we’ve never done before. Not long ago we went zipping (on a line) around the treetops in a jungle. That was amazing. When I wasn’t clinging on for dear life, the view was awesome.(The picture above isn’t me, but it is exactly what I did. I just can’t find my pictures from the trip.) Or we went swimming with sharks and stingrays. That was amazing, too, although I kept watching out for Jaws.

So what are some of the things you can do to keep your marriage alive, especially when you begin to know your spouse so well you can finish his/her sentence?