"Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays."
Quality time reinforces a couple's love for each other by giving them the opportunity to enjoy each other. As the number of positive shared experiences grows so does love. It seems impossible to maintain a loving marriage based on the memories of past experiences. New ones are needed to keep us energized together.
A relationship requires constant input. The positive energy you invest into your marriage correlates to the positive love that emerges. Sweethearts spend a lot of time together. They are in-love and want to share experiences together. Couples who have been married for many years hopefully deeply love each other. Yet, the in-love feeling takes work to maintain.
As this weekend begins, choose to spend quality time with your spouse. Remind yourselves why they are your beloved. Enjoying your time together may just increase those wonderful feelings.