Oct 22, 2021
Seasons come and go, but don't just let them pass you by. Seasons are important markers of time; and if you build in habits as things shift and change, you can not only feel refreshed...you can make your relationship better with each passing chunk of time.
Fall is a great time to reflect back. The fun and chaos of summer has died down and the jeans and hoodies come out of hiding for crisp autumn days. We always feel a sense of comfort and warmth as we add layers to our wardrobe and spend more time snuggling under blankets.
There is no better season to FALL in love all over again. But how?
The 15 Minute Conversation EVERY Couple Needs to Have to FALL in Love Again...
Fire Starter |Feel The Warmth (5 Min)
Spend 5 minutes thinking about and writing down all the reasons you fell in love with your person. Think back to the warm fuzzies and butterflies; what was it about your person that made you fall in love. Let's face it, life gets in the way and sometimes the small little annoyances live a lot larger than the things about your spouse that you love and respect. Sometimes this activity sparks some healthy reminders for you and helps you focus on the positives among the not-so positives. Typically this exercise also opens your eyes to be better able to see the good things your partner is doing.
Campfire Stories | Fan the Flame (10 min)
Now that you both have a list and some examples of why you fell in love, it's time to share these things with each other. It will most likely be a combination of past tense things that drew you to each other and current things that you are thankful for. Typically some tears fall and smiles abound. Every time we do this, we are not only reminded of why we fell in love, but we walk away more inspired to keep the flame burning.
Our daily and weekly grinds give us plenty of opportunity for failure and mistakes. The above activity/conversation doesn't mean that those things don't exist...it simply breathes life into our relationship among the other tough or chaotic stuff.
What are you waiting for? Make your list and share with each other as soon as possible and as often as possible.