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The secret of long and happy relationships

Acceptance and understanding play important roles in relationships.  Knowing when your partner needs patience is key in supporting a healthy relationship where love and understanding thrive.  How many times have you found yourself quick to judge a situation before knowing the full story?  We are all guilty of doing this at some stage.  Take the time to listen to your partner and hear what they are saying.  Don't be quick to respond, instead ask them what you can do to he...

April 2, 2021

If you could change one thing in your relationship what would it be?

Two days ago I posted this question on our Facebook page and received a huge response not only in terms of an organic reach but also in the amount of replies and the varied responses received.  We all have one thing that we are unhappy with in our relationship.  It's what makes us human. There are things that annoy us and things that grate on our nerves.  Some things we learn to let go of, they are not as significant as others.  The big things in relationships that cannot be ...

April 2, 2021

How does a relationship survive the loss of a baby?

Four and a half years ago Russell and I survived the loss of our baby as a result of a miscarriage.  Our baby was Russell's first child and would have been my third.  Having had two children already, I had no idea that a miscarriage was even possible nor the fact that it is very common. 1 in 4 women have lost a baby, I am now part of that statistic.  I had no idea about the world of those who have suffered such a loss and have since learned of those around me who have also lost a ...

April 2, 2021

How to get my husband to be more Romantic?

Here is the third video in our Q & A series where we answer your questions that you submitted as part of our current giveaway survey.  Today we answer the question, “How to get my husband to be more Romantic?”....

April 2, 2021

What was the first thing that attracted you to each other?

Here is the second video in our Q & A series where we answer your questions that you submitted as part of our current giveaway survey.  Today we answer the question, “What was the first thing that attracted you to each other?”.  Watch to see Russell perform in this one....

April 2, 2021

Why did we start Romantic Gestures?

Here is the first video in our Q & A series where we answer your questions that you submitted as part of our current giveaway survey. Today we answer the question, “Why did you start Romantic Gestures?”...

April 2, 2021

Domestic travel insurance and why you need it

Travel Insurance, you should never leave home without it.  Given the events of the last few weeks, you could be forgiven if you feel like stepping out the door is a bit dangerous.  Even staying indoors has it’s challenges.  Most people understand the need for travel insurance when you travel overseas. Well, except the UK couple who worked seven days a week for their trip and didn’t have travel insurance when they got angry about mother nature upsetting their plans in Kaikoura....

April 2, 2021

Are you gaining anything from take aways?

Yesterday I turned 41 and to celebrate I took a friend up to Hanmer Springs to see The Topp Twins perform at the thermal pools the day before.  How often do we spend time doing something for ourselves that makes us happy?  Not very often. I love a good laugh especially one with performers who are down to earth, warm hearted with beautiful voices.  I envy their talent as singing was always something I wanted to do but was told at an early age that I couldn't sing so that was when I...

April 2, 2021

Avoidable mistakes made on first dates

You walk into the restaurant and glance around nervously, scouring faces until finally you spot your date.  You excitedly join them for a meal or coffee and then talk hopefully about seeing each other again.  You watch your phone for the next couple of days, but to no avail.  You’re disappointed and can’t help but wonder … what went wrong? When a first date goes awry, it’s easy to get caught up in disappointment and question what could have made it successful.  S...

April 2, 2021

3 things we do every morning for a healthy relationship

How you start your day sets the tone for the remainder of it.  There are 3 things we do every morning that ensures our love for each other grows deeper every day.  Not only does it show our respect for each other but it also provides each of us with memories that are magical and memorable. When couples are in healthy relationships, they are more likely to have a stronger bond, worry less and be happier than those who are in unhealthy relationships. Do you take the time, before the worl...

April 2, 2021

Stress proofing your relationship these holidays

Every Tuesday, throughout the year, we have been posting relationship tips on our social media platforms and last week we began our ‘7 tips to stress proofing your relationship for the holidays’, in the lead up to Christmas, thanks to Dating with Dignity – Marni Battista. The holiday season is not quite over till the New Year’s Eve ball drops.  Some of you may be thinking about your vacation, visiting with family, or focusing on the stress that this holiday will bring. The holidays ...

April 2, 2021

Break free from your mobile phone addiction

Would you like help to break free from your mobile phone addiction?  Are you spending too much time looking down at your phone each day instead of spending it with those around you?  Do you find yourself constantly looking for the next text, email, message or update?  Is the amount of time spent on your mobile phone interfering with your relationship? Read on to find out how you can avoid conflict in your relationship which can lead to resentment and distance between the both of y...

April 2, 2021

Dating for everyone

Dating for everyone.   Are you dating correctly?  For those of you who are single, did you know that if done correctly chances are you won’t end up single again. According to Wikipedia, “Dating is a form of courtship consisting of social activities done by two people with the aim of assessing the other’s suitability as a partner in an intimate relationship or as a spouse”. Courtship – a period during which a couple develop a romantic relationship. So Dating consists of a...

April 2, 2021

3 ways to spend time together everyday

With only 24 precious hours in each day, couples are finding it difficult to spend quality uninterrupted time together as they juggle the needs of children, jobs outside the home, businesses, family, chores, bills, exercise and hobbies.  Days go by without having had the time to spend together without interruptions from those around them.  Are you one of these couples? Read on to learn about the 3 simple and easy ways to spend time together everyday and how by making these part of your...

April 2, 2021

Top five anniversary gifts for men

I have got my share of anniversary gifts in my lifetime, and although it’s a bad thing to say, many of them didn’t leave a good or permanent impression on me.  Sure, I know that giving gifts is all about the intent, but I think that gifts for anniversary have to mean more than intent. They’re the proof of a sincere bond between two people, where the people actually know each other, so there shouldn’t be much room for mistakes there. Turns out that people are not mind readers, even a...

April 2, 2021

The rest is history: Pt4

As they say, "The Rest Is History" and that was almost 11 years ago (2017) and I can still remember those first 2 days very clearly although we still disagree on who made the first move.  We have ‘dated’ from the beginning and I have enjoyed being treated like a Queen, in turn I treat him like my King. Three years in, he proposed to me at the same restaurant we met in and 2 years after that we were married.  We are about to celebrate our 6th Wedding Anniversary this year although w...

April 2, 2021

Our second date: Pt3

Standing together on the pavement after the movie had ended, he lent over and kissed me on the cheek to say goodbye.  We had sat through the whole movie with our hands in our laps not knowing what to do or how to behave. Teenagers these days could learn a lot about old fashioned dating etiquette.  I thanked him for a wonderful evening and drove home. I remember thinking how that would be the last time I would ever see this man again as he would not be interested in a middle aged, singl...

April 2, 2021

Our first date: Pt2

We were seated at a table for two next to the window at the front of the restaurant.  The food was amazing and I still remember to this day what I ordered as I have ordered it each time I dine there.  It was the Chicken Burrito.  He ordered the Lassoo of Hog.  I usually eat my food slowly when nervous but on this occasion I ate quite quickly.  In fact, we both did. Dinner was over in less than an hour.  Having had such a great time and not wanting the evening to end...

April 2, 2021

Does your relationship have amazing passion and chemistry?

This question was posed to us recently, "How does a couple keep the amazing passion and chemistry long into a relationship? I believe it's a combination of 4 things.  Health, Commitment, Time and Opportunity.  Are you as healthy now as when you first met?  Is your overall health and fitness different now to that of where it was, at the beginning of your relationship? If you've found that you are exercising less now or your eating habits have changed perhaps it is time to reconside...

April 2, 2021

How did we meet? Pt1

How did we meet, who are the team behind Romantic Gestures™ and where did it all begin?  I have decided to go back to the beginning of our relationship to give you an idea of who we are and how it all started.  Over the next four weeks I will be bringing you the story of how we met giving you an insight into our relationship so that you can see how it is possible to overcome any curve ball that is thrown your way.  Let the story begin: Single mother of 2 gorgeous children st...

April 2, 2021

Why do men and women love differently?

Apart from the obvious emotional, mental and physical differences between men and women in relationships, women tend to be more emotional than men which leads to a difference in the way they love and want to be loved.  “Men on the other hand are wired to act during times of high emotion and since emotion can lead to violence" they tend to want to end the discussion where she wants to carry on talking, Peggy Drexler, Ph.D. Mike Tyrrell talks about how this situation may actually be a survi...

April 2, 2021

Ten heartfelt statements men love to hear

Here are ten heartfelt statements that your husband/partner would love to hear you say.  After speaking with numerous boyfriends and husbands, it appears we all have different ways of talking to our wives, girlfriends or boyfriends in order to make them feel appreciated, valued and respected.  I wanted to write this from a guy’s perspective and after a bit of research here are the ten heartfelt statements that we would like to hear from our wives/girlfriends or partners. “I love b...

April 2, 2021

Sweet essential oil scents of seduction

All 5 senses are incredibly important when it comes to sex.  We, as humans, fall in love using our senses.  We all have a unique sense of smell with preconceived ideas based on our preferences.  What one person may find a pleasant odour, another may not.  Inhaling scents sends a message to our brain which can trigger memories and feelings either positive or negative, that relate to each scent. One way to increase the passion in your relationship is to add essential oil scents...

April 2, 2021

Enhanced intimacy

Edit from Active SexLife Solutions offers professional therapy for people experiencing sexual or intimacy concerns in their relationship.  We would like to welcome Edit to our team as she answers your intimacy related questions and concerns.  You may contact her directly or you may send us your question and we will pass it on to her.  All questions are answered anonymously and your details will never be passed on unless you want her to get in touch with you directly.  Here is...

April 2, 2021

Couples differences

One of the fun parts about getting to know a new couple is learning about how they first met.  Because, invariably, you don’t get to hear just one story.  You get to hear two: his and hers.  Conflicting memories can be important when you’re dealing with events and situations that go deeper.  Maybe you and your spouse have different accounts of an awkward situation at a family gathering and, as a result, can’t decide how to deal with it.  Or, you don’t agree on th...

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