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Relationship questions, every newlywed has them. Of course, friends and definitely family members seem to know “the correct answer” and offer it up freely, as I recall.  Sounds typical right? One would also assume that by midlife most marriage or relationship questions have been answered. I am guilty of that assumption and you know what they say about assume…. Midlife or not, think again because as relationships evolve new questions arise. Midlife is filled with as much emotion as puberty if you ask me.  It would be nice if there were a place for relationship or marriage answers without engaging in those “correct responses” by friends or family.

 

Before you run from this sponsored post, this is not some “rubbish for a buck” information. TwoofUs.org does offer common sense tips on keeping your relationship fresh. Sometimes the answers to relationship questions are resolved simply by knowing you are not alone. Learning how other couples deal with similar questions or feelings is comforting and for me, results in a calmer personal assessment.

 

For example, I read Sustaining Your Marriage as an Empty Nester or Retiree. The need to be re-connected after the kids leave is a truth and one I never considered. Life changes and disconnect can be unrealized. The blog post is very well written, prompted assessment of my situation, and offered insight I didn’t even consider. Reconnecting with hubby rekindled the old passions and gave birth to some new passions too.

“Couples who feel connected are better able to overcome the challenges of mid life. They can enjoy a fulfilling retirement not only as a couple, but as active members within their circle of family and friends. ”

Just as Content is King in blogging, Dialog is King in building long lasting relationships. Ever heard of a conversation party? This video is brief summary of what happens when people engage in a conversation party.

 

CSI: NY Actor Hill Harper on Relationships In this interview with Dr. Rozario Slack, award-winning actor and best-selling author Hill Harper tackles misconceptions about marriage, men and family … and how to strengthen relationships between black men and women.

 

While the video may not directly target midlife couples, I think it is a brilliant idea. I read another article with tips on reconnecting after the kids are gone. Pursue a hobby together, go on a date, plan a second honeymoon trip, or initiate a romantic evening at home were my favorites. Wouldn’t it be productive and fun to incorporate those tips into a conversation party? I think it would be a huge hit!

Now that I’ve shared with you, my question is how do you keep the  passion going in a long lasting relationship/marriage?

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