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10 Ways to Keep the Romance Alive With Your Partner

My husband and I are approaching our 8th wedding anniversary — also, in just a few weeks it will be the 13th anniversary of our first date together. Way to make me feel old, right?

We have been through a lot — college, marriage and three kids and as we all know, marriage is hard. When you become parents the focus can often times waver from our relationship and focus more on raising the children and their needs. If you don’t pay attention, before you realize it you will find ourself so distant from your partner.

We don’t want that to happen in our marriage — I am sure you don’t either. So, why not make romance a priority? It’s easy to get wrapped up in the mundane everyday things, but these simple 10 ideas can help keep your romance alive.

Click though to read 10 ways to keep the romance alive with your partner:


  • Leave Love Notes 1 of 10
    Leave Love Notes
    Once in a while, leave your partner a sweet, quick love note. On the bathroom mirror, in their lunch for work or voice mail. Let them know you're thinking of them.
    Photo credit: photostock
  • Go On a Weekend Getaway 2 of 10
    Go On a Weekend Getaway
    It's hard to get away when you have kids, but it doesn't have to be a huge long affair. Take the weekend every few months, stay somewhere local and hang out in the hotel.
    Photo credit: photostock
  • Cuddle More 3 of 10
    Cuddle More
    Hold each others hands, cuddle when watching tv -- these things can go a long way in helping you stay connected.
    Photo credit: photostock
  • Set a Weekly Date Night 4 of 10
    Set a Weekly Date Night
    Make it a weekly thing - whether you go out our stay in, make it a priority.
    Read: 10 Stay-at-home date night ideas
    Photo credit: photostock
  • Re-create Your First Date 5 of 10
    Re-create Your First Date
    Nothing will get the memories and happy feelings flooding to you quicker than recreating that day that started it all. Take the time and re-create it from the activities to the food.
    Photo credit: photostock
  • Say I Love You 6 of 10
    Say I Love You
    We can be so busy in life that we forget the little things. Make sure you take the time to let your partner know how important you are.
    Photo credit: photostock
  • Take a Dance Class 7 of 10
    Take a Dance Class
    Spice up your life and take a dance class together. Learning something new together and the set date to be together will help spice up your life.
    Photo credit: photostock
  • Learn To Cook Together 8 of 10
    Learn To Cook Together
    Food is a huge part of most people's lives. Learn how to cook a new meal together, make the mundane daily-dinner a more fun affair.
    Photo credit: photostock
  • Talk Every Day- Uninterrupted 9 of 10
    Talk Every Day- Uninterrupted
    We lead such busy lives and sometimes before we realize, it's been days since we talked to our partner about us. Make the time to connect every day -- ask how their day was, try chatting not about the kids.
    Photo credit: photostock
  • Redecorate Your Room 10 of 10
    Redecorate Your Room
    Need a big boost of romance? Re-do the bedroom wall color, get a new comforter for your bed and spice up the romance.
    Photo credit: photostock

:: When was the last time you & your partner went on a date? ::

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