Does Romeo or Juliet swoon when you walk into a room, or do they even spare you a glance when you get home? Is their voice all soft and mushy when they hear the sound of yours on the other end of a telephone, or do they exhibit more enthusiasm talking to someone at tech support? Are fireworks going off when you kiss, or does it feel like you’re locking lips with a cold fish?
If you’re living more like roommates than lovers, is there anything you can do to change it?
As a romance author, I find I’m a bit of an expert on – well – romance, and I say…there’s a good possibility. If you’re willing to put forth a little effort.
I have a question for you. It doesn’t matter if you’re a guy (Romeo) or a gal (Juliet). What I’d like to know is this – how are your romantic gestures being received? Are you even making romantic gestures? If grades were being issued, do you think would you receive an A+…or a big, fat F? Maybe somewhere in-between? Okay. Yeah, that was like four questions.
This scene from Two Weeks notice is a prime example of what can happen when love isn’t expressed appropriately. We all know that George is in love with Lucy. He relies on her to the extreme, expects everything from her…but gives nothing in return. At this point in the movie, he rates an F.
Are you a romantic fool, or a fizzled out firecracker?
If you’d like to add some romance to your relationship, I can help!
Each week, I’ll be sharing a low cost (or no cost) way you can show your someone special exactly how much they mean to you. Don’t worry, I won’t suggest that you stand on a busy street corner singing Total Eclipse of the Heart at the top of your lungs. Although if that’s something you’re comfortable with, and you think Romeo or Juliet would start swooning (and not from humiliation), go for it.
See you next week for the first tip. If you’d like to be notified when it’s available, go ahead and enter your email address near the upper right-hand corner of this page. Thanks for stopping by!
If you think that any of the suggested tips are a good fit for you, and you decide to give them a try, I’d love to know if you got the results you hoped for. Although I can’t guarantee you’ll get any results, most people respond well to sweetness, consideration and attention. Just remember, you will need to exercise some patience, and be consistent. Anything worth having usually requires effort.
If there’s a particular issue you’d like advice about, but don’t want to mention it in the comments, please feel free to email me at: email@example.com
I agree with you, KK – it does require effort and consistency. It’s so easy to get complacent (lazy) about romance, isn’t it? But it definitely is necessary in keeping the home-fires burning. Looking forward to your posts.
Unfortunately too many people aren’t willing to put in the effort. But is sure is necessary. I suspect a majority of people believe that the hard work is over once they’ve said, “I do,” or moved in together. They couldn’t be more wrong. 🙂
I’ll look forward to seeing your comments, MJ. 🙂
Sounds like a great series! Bring it on. I remember the days when we used to go out of our way all the time for those little and grand gestures. You know, pre-kids and major job commitments. Sigh.
Thanks, Debra. Maybe I’ll have a suggestion or two that will work even with kids and overtime. 🙂
Ah romance. I really loved the movie Two Weeks Notice. Another Sandra Bullock classic. Who doesn’t want more romance? But does it always have to come with such a grand gesture? I look forward to your series Kristy.
I love Sandra Bullock movies. I don’t think I’ve seen one yet that disappointed, though Premonition was pretty dark, and I did not like the ending.
As for romantic gestures, I don’t think it’s the grand ones that make the biggest difference. I think it’s seemingly insignificant ones that happen on a daily basis. 🙂
sounds like a fun idea. but since I’m single and like it that way, I’ll be an observer. LOL
You never know, Louise, Romeo or Prince Charming might show up someday and surprise you. But I’m glad I’m not running you off with the format change. 🙂
You’re funny, Louise. LOL…I stand by my statement. You just never know what the future holds. I totally believe in Prince Charming…we just have to weed through a lot of frogs to find him. 🙂