Both partners must carve out quality, alone-time together every week, take responsibility for it, and ensure nothing gets in the way of planned time together.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014
Staying happy in a relationship and loving for years and years can be tricky at best. Men and women get sucked into the logistical ruts they know as their lives as husbands, wives, life partners, and taxi services to kids.
That’s why Couples in Trouble Relationship Expert, Dr. Jackie Black, offers her "3 Fast + Fun Ways to Reignite the Spark in Your Marriage TODAY” Guide as a free download.
“This is a much better path to happiness, and a far less costly approach, than the ‘conscious uncoupling’ making headlines by celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin,” Dr. Jackie says. “Let’s face it, the path to love’s bloom can take a sharp detour from happily ever after to dread because of bills, dirty laundry, and competing needs and priorities.”
To head off this potential collision and to transform from the day-to-day rut of family living to rediscover the spark of appreciation that brought partners together at the start, Dr. Jackie offers these practical strategies and timeless tips.
1: Create Intimacy with Deliberate Choices and Actions
“Deliberate choices and actions send the unmistakable message that you are happy to be with your partner and that your life is better and richer together than it could ever be alone,” Dr. Jackie says. “Intimacy is the result of celebrating each other’s presence and celebrating being in each other's presence. Always remember to be encouraging and intentional.”
2: Make Time to Connect
Think back to when you first started dating. What did you enjoy about being together? What activities did you both enjoy doing that you no longer make time to do? If you asked yourself or your partner right this minute why love bloomed in the first place, how would each of you answer? “Both partners must carve out quality, alone-time together every week, take responsibility for it, and ensure nothing gets in the way of planned time together,” Dr. Jackie maintains.
3: Create Romance and Time for Sex
Deepening romance in a relationship requires intention, commitment and planning. Both partners are equally responsible. “Romantic and sexual energy is created moment by moment, hours and days BEFORE you actually feel romantic or are interested or welcoming of receiving your partner sexually. Those f-e-e-l-i-n-g-s are the result of consistently receiving loving, kind, caring, thoughtful behaviors over time. Those behaviors must be intentionally strung together, by each partner, like a strand of exquisite pearls. The giving partner intentionally gives and the receiving partner intentionally receives in ways that they BOTH know they have been received and appreciated,” Dr. Jackie explains.
About Couples in Trouble Marriage Educator and Coach Dr. Jackie Black
Jackie Black, Ph.D., BCC is an internationally recognized marriage educator and coach who serves couples in trouble who are serious about doing what it takes to stay together through her Destination Marriage Re-PAIR program and other marriage coaching programs. Named by COSMOPOLITAN magazine as one of their most beloved international love gurus, Dr. Jackie guides couples out of trouble to reignite the spark in their marriages step by step and day by day. Hundreds of happy clients around the world turn to Dr. Jackie’s programs to save and improve their relationships. Dr. Jackie is a frequent guest expert on radio programs throughout the U.S. and Canada and on Internet radio; and is regularly cited in major magazines in the U.S. and abroad. To interview Dr. Jackie Black, engage her to speak, and/or to access her new gift Guide offering "3 Fast + Fun Ways to Reignite the Spark in Your Marriage TODAY," visit http://www.drjackieblack.com today.