Long term relationships will often become stale when the partners don't make the effort to keep the romance alive and well. They can go weeks, months and even years this way. There is a high level of comfort being with someone familiar. Knowing their habits and accommodating their needs becomes...

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For those that have just gotten out of a long term relationship, they may want to wait before finding someone new. Taking a few months to look at their life may show them where some good changes can be made. This also helps them to clear the way for dating...

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When relationships end, one or both partners may want to stay single for a while. Some will want to take stock of their life and make major changes. Others may just need time to get over being hurt. They are intelligent enough to know that being in a relationship is...

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Couples in a long term relationship often forget that keeping romance alive will ensure their relationship has a solid future, and they may lose their partner if they do not actively participate in it. Daily accommodation of the other person's needs is more of a duty than romance, and many...

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Couples that have been together for a while settle down and become comfortable with each other. They often take for granted the other person will always be there. This is a mistake because, once the romance is gone, the relationship will follow. It takes effort to keep romance alive in a long term relationship. Planning romantic dinners or outings is an important step in making sure the relationship will continue to flourish.

Going out for dinner is generally a habit for many couples. They frequent their favorite restaurants that were discovered together when they began dating. This is all well and good, but sometimes it is important to discover new places as a couple. A romantic night out might include a new restaurant neither has yet tried. Securing a reservation and planning out the evening is the best way to ensure everything goes well on a romantic outing. It is an investment in the future of the relationship.