Thursday, March 5, 2009

After Thirty-Eight Years

How do you keep the romance alive in a marriage after spending thirty-eight years together?

That's a good question. It isn't always easy and as always you have to work at it. And there are times you don't do a good job. I think after you have been married a while you develop a solid friendship which can be so important through the good and tough times. My husband is my best friend. I know him well to the point I can tell you what he will say a lot of the times. But that can be a problem in some marriage. How do you keep things "new and fresh."

One of the ways is I have us do things that we've never done before. Not long ago we went zipping (on a line) around the treetops in a jungle. That was amazing. When I wasn't clinging on for dear life, the view was awesome. (The picture above could be me but it isn't. However, I did something just like it. I just can't find my pictures of it.) Or we went swimming with sharks and stingrays. That was amazing, too, although I kept watching out for Jaws.

So what are some of the things you can do to keep your marriage alive, especially when you begin to know your spouse so well you can finish his/her sentence?


  1. Oh Margaret, I practically went into heart failure at the thought of taking a zip line across the jungle:-) I'm a big chicken.

    What we do on a regular basis is go out to eat to celebrate just about anything. Pay day. Finishing a project (we just installed wood floors so that was a recent accomplishment), signing a contract (huge grin here). We spend our time talking about whatever we're celebrating. It also gives me a night out of the kitchen, and that's always a blessing.

  2. I like a night out with dinner. That's always nice.
    Congratulations, Carla, again on your book sales!!!!!


  3. I'm with Carla on the zipline thing! I'm thinking more along the lines of a walk in the park, a trip to the zoo, or trying a new restaurant.

    When you find those pix of YOU actually doing this, Margaret, I want to see them!