As anyone involved in a meaningful long term relationship will tell you, romance is a vital aspect of living and loving the person you’re with. Romance can take many forms in a relationship, but it’s important to try to maintain romantic feeling throughout your time together to help promote longevity and a happier relationship overall. And it doesn’t take a great deal of effort to be romantic the simple things in life can really make a difference to your partner, and can leave you both feeling happy with one another and the relationship. In this article we will look at why romance in particular is an important aspect of forging a successful relationship, whilst considering some of the ways in which you can help introduce romance into your relationship.
Romance is just as vital an aspect of any relationship as love and communication, and it can really define a successful relationship from one destined for failure. As distinct from love, romance is more of a trivially expounded virtue, but one which is essential in creating a feeling of content and satisfaction in any relationship. From a kiss on the cheek to an occasional bunch of flowers, romance is an attribute that few of us naturally possess, but with a little effort we can all bring to our relationships. Romance in this sense is far from the cheesy concept of European lovers with a rose between their teeth, but more geared towards showing a genuine love, respect and appreciation for the person we share most of our life with. There should never be any barrier to romance regardless of age or the length of the relationship, it is important for both partners to feel loved and wanted within the context of that particular relationship, to promote a feeling of overall satisfaction and content.
Romance and romantic behaviour are more symbols of our appreciation for the companionship and loyalty of our partner. These do not have to be material gestures, and these can often be seen as attempts to ‘buy’ love. Rather, it is often more effective to show appreciation by acting in a manner that seems loving and caring towards your partner, whilst actively trying to be extraordinarily nice in showing your appreciation. Although quite difficult to express in words, even simple things like holding a door open or carrying grocery bags can help add to the overall romantic appeal of your relationship.
As you can see, introducing romance to a relationship doesn’t have to be hard work, and it can actually make things more enjoyable for you both, as a couple. Try to remember how you feel for your partner, and think about them as a person with feelings, as well as considering your own. By being a little more considerate and introducing spontaneous and romantic gestures of your feelings towards him or her, you can rekindle the passion and fire within any relationship, which will ultimately leave you feeling a lot happier about yourself and your partner will feel a lot happier too.