Sunday, June 27, 2010

7 tips for making Love last

Although the mystery of love may never be fully explained, there are some common threads running through good relationships.
There are seven tips on making a relationship work. They are as follows:
1. Self-acceptance and personal Growth
2.Good Communication
3. Ability to face conflict effectively
4. Realistic expectations
6. Shared Dreams and/or interests
7. Appreciation to each other.

Many relationships fail because the people don't love themselves. You have to love yourself before you can love anyone else. There are things you have to accept as YOU and love yourself before you can do the same with your partner.

You have to be able to discuss anything with your partner. You have to be will to listen to your partner. I have heard people say you talk to much. Well its a great thing to talk. Its a basic foundation in your relationship.

Tackle crises together as one. Life is life things will happen unexpectedly and you both have to decide what is best for the both of you.

Don't expect something out of your relationship that is not going to happen. Love is not all fairy tales and butterflies. Have realistic expectations for your mate, relationship and yourself.

Couples who are committed to working together on their changing and evolving relationship have the best chance of maintaining their love and their growth. Every relationship will encounter some difficult times. But the commitment to yourself, to your partner and to your relationship will get you through.

The more interest you take in your partner or spouse the more you will get out of your relationship. You will enjoy your time together and have more enjoyable conversations. You dreams are the same you both will be together but want different things and that is ok.

In relationships we hit a comfort zone where some people think well I married her or him and I don't have to impress or really try anymore. Well thats a wrong way of thinking. Once couples get into that way of thinking you neglect him or her.
Being appreciating seems an easy thing to do. Most couples you talk to will say that they feel as though they are taken for granted.
Think about it what have you done to make your spouse feel appreciated lately? Make an effort to make them feel appreciated.

Sunday, June 13, 2010


So I know everyone who has watched TV at some point keep hearing or seeing commericals about the Refresh of Pepsi. Which is a program that gives away a certain amount of money to a foundation. It started in Feb of this year. It has help in many different areas from daycares, school, healthcare, saving animals, veterans and so on.
Its free to sign up with them and vote on what you feel deserves the money. You get 10 votes a day and I just finished my votes for the day.
I thought I would share this information with you. Here is the link
Check it out its well worth your time!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Busy Few Days

The past few days have been unexpectedly busy. My husband had left work earlier than expected to. Which is great because I knew he would be working the next 4 days straight 16 hour shifts. No fun. Dawson and I won't get to see much of him.
However the past few days we just family days. Derek and I yesterday weeded our garden it soo needed it bad. We planted our tomato plants into the Topsy Turvey which this year is the first to do so. So we will see how they turn out. Let me mention by the way that I didn't know they were so sensitive when transplanting them from one location to another. I thought we had killed our tomato plants when we were finally done but they perked up after 6 hours. I usually make homemade salsa and speghetti sauce every year. Huge savings!!
So we moved different plants around to make sure we had enough room for everything to grow. We did however had to pull up 8 tomato plants that had been growing from last years plants that never came up. That was a bummer.
We played the Wii! Its so funny we can play for hours and then the next day we have Wiiitis is what we call it. We feel like we did a huge workout the night before because we really get into it.
Then today me wanting to up date my blog about relationship stuff I ended up getting side tracked by reading all the amazing blogs I follow. I entered so many GiveAways! I love it.
Everyone have a great day!!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Weekend

I hope that everyone is enjoying their weekend! Here in Indy its been raining off and on and when its not raining its been really hot. Its Saturday evening sitting here with Derek watching Juno and now were watching I am Legend. Which is a very interesting movie by the way. Lol
But back to what I was saying we sitting here on the couch cuddled up spending our much needed time together because next week due to his busy schedule I won't get to see him much. But I will spend a lot of time with my lil man. Our lil man will get extra spoiled next week. He won't mind at all.
Everyone enjoy your weekend! Get outside, if its not raining and enjoy some sunshine!! =)
I will have some good posts next week still doing some research on different topics.
If you guys have some topics you would like me to post on give me some feedback!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Our Quality Time

The last post I had posted on was spending Quality time with your spouse. Well my wonderful husband and I have a fire pit outside and decided that we could spend a few hours out by the fire. He has been wanting to do this for at least a week. He knows that when we sit outside by the fire we can talk for hours and relax.

Well he was right! lol It was an hot earlier that day and was wondering if it was going to cool off a bit for us to really enjoy the fire. Then night time fell and it was just perfect to have one.
I tucked Dawson in bed and Derek went out started the fire we grabbed a glass of wine and just relaxed. Where we live its very quite so it was us, the fire and nature. Very peaceful and much needed couple time. But in those 2 hours of just sitting there talking to one another we connected and talked about things we needed to get off our chest. Its was amazing. I realized that life is what we make of it and life can slow down if YOU make the TIME.
Who knows what holds tomorrow. Did you spend time with the ones you love or did you let life and hectic schedules rule your life?

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