Marriage is a complicated and stressful thing, and it must be worked on constantly if you are going to lead a happy life. Love can carry you a long way, but if you are not always working on communication and respect, then the marriage will slowly erode. On the other hand, if all you do is communicate and you let the love and passion go from your marriage, then you will wind up in a cold and stale relationship, with a roommate rather than a spouse. One of the best ways to work on your relationship is to take periodic getaways and spend time rekindling the passion that brought the two of you together. There are several things that you should look for in a romantic getaway.
When you take a romantic weekend, you want it to feel special and you want that time to be memorable for you and your spouse. This is not the time to go and stay in a Motel 6 down by the airport just because your kids are not there. Take the time, and spend the money to go someplace nice. Your spouse will feel like you really care about them, and it helps to create a clear line between your hum-drum everyday life and the passionate time that the two of you plan to spend together on your getaway.
The setting of the getaway will do a lot to set the mood. If you try to take your getaway in the middle of a city, you are going to feel rushed and you will not be able to relax. A romantic getaway should be far from the hustle and bustle of daily life, someplace quiet. Resort towns like Jackson Hole, Wyoming are among the best choices. They have quiet and quaint settings that will let you spend time slowing down so that you can focus on your spouse and not on all of the things that are going on around you. In addition, a beautiful backdrop will serve to reinforce the special nature of your trip and make the time that you spend together more memorable.
As counter-intuitive as this may sound, you need to have some time apart during your romantic getaway. This gives you the opportunity for both spouses to rest and relax, so that the time that you spend together will be much more meaningful. Spas and golf courses are two of the most common amenities that will let the two of you relax and get ready for some passion in the afternoon or evening. Spending too much time together can be a bad thing, so let your spouse do some exploring during the day, and you do some as well. Over the course of the day you will realize what you miss about your spouse, and your nights will be much more enjoyable.
Working on relationships is hard, but it is something that you have to do constantly. Do not let your marriage fall into a rut if you value your spouse at all. The best thing that you can do is to take the initiative, schedule a romantic getaway and keep the passionate spark alive between the two of you. It will make you better partners, and better parents.
I am Michael Lawrence, and I have been married fifty years. My grandson asked me to write this article to talk about what my wife and I have done to keep passion in our relationship. Over the years some of our best memories have come from time spent in luxury hotels in Jackson Hole WY like Teton Lodge (www.tetonlodge.com). The luxury, the settings and the amenities make this our favorite hotel and I recommend it for couples young or old who want to keep passion alive.