On keeping relationships happy and exciting.....

@Masmasika (1922)
Philippines
December 26, 2008 8:51pm CST
Are you in a relationship and how do you keep it happy and exciting? When one is old, they say that relationship comes to the descending part but for young people, relationships are still very exciting. What can you do to keep the relationship happy and exciting even at middle age? Has anyone the knowledge on how to make relationships of older people happy and exciting? I am not asking this for myself but for someone who needs it. It is better to hear from many people rather than only one. Share what you think and help someone who needs an advice. Thanks mylotters.
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8 responses
• India
27 Dec 08
You know one thing when you are getting old or are in middle age your relationship gets all the more stronger. But it depends how much importance you give to make it stronger and keep it energetic. This means that you should spend time with each other and this time MUST make you feel happy and contented. After few years of relationship both the partners know each other likes and dislikes and so by caring and sitting together, talking on romantic and interesting topics, will definitely help to keep the relationship happy and exciting in middle age as well as through out life. The only thing is to make it get going it means if life becomes static and you are making it monotonous, then you need to energize it. Go for a vacation with your partner and have a romantic getaway.
@Masmasika (1922)
• Philippines
27 Dec 08
I rated you because I liked your comment.
• United States
27 Dec 08
Love would always find a way to make the relationship go on and on. Trying to appreciate your partner in the simple things he/ she does for you is one way. The sense of humor you share for each other keeps the love alive I believe in that too. Going on a date just the two of you once in a while makes it a bit more exciting. Giving a flower or a simple and nice thing that your partner would prefer to have brings a smile to her/his face. There are a hundred ways but these are the things that we usually do for each other. I hope it helps.
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@Masmasika (1922)
• Philippines
27 Dec 08
I love everything you said. These are pretty nice things to do when you really love someone. I hope my friend will love it too. Thanks....
@ahmadia (117)
• Malaysia
27 Dec 08
i believe you have to do new things. you have to completely change everything that you do for example change where you eat, go for vacation i mean what ever you can do to spice up that thing
@Masmasika (1922)
• Philippines
27 Dec 08
Great answer. Thanks.
@spalladino (17926)
• United States
27 Dec 08
My husband and I fall into two categories. He's 61 and I'm 53 so we're not young...but we've only known each other for six years so we're not in a rut yet. Ah, but we both have a past. He was married for 32 years and I was in a 17 year relationship, so we know a thing or two about the care and feeding of one. Any couple, regardless of how old they are or how long they've been together, need to be able to have fun together. They need to have interests in common that they both enjoy. My husband and I ride Harleys. We also go out dancing. We make each other laugh and enjoy each other's company. The key to making a long time relationship exciting is variety...and I'm not talking about s3x. Sharing new experiences, doing new things or old things that both partners enjoy. Being spontaneous is also a thrill. Taking off for the weekend is a great way to do that. It doesn't have to be anything expensive...a day trip to someplace you've never been...heading in any direction in search of adventure and stopping at someplace you've never been to eat...a spur of the moment trip to the beach or the lake or the mountains...a stay at a bed and breakfast in the country. Avoid the mundane. Earlier today I drove my youngest daughte to the airport. My husband knew I'd be a little down when I got back even though she's only going to visit her dad for a week so, when I got home he suggested that we go down to our version of a firing range down here and try out his new handgun. We had fun...I did pretty good...and he lifted my mood. That was his goal.
@Masmasika (1922)
• Philippines
27 Dec 08
Oh my God! You two are lovely couples enjoying each other's company. I think you are doing what two people being in love are supposed to be doing. If all couples are like you, there is no reason at all to part ways. Thanks for sharing such a lovely relationship....
@celticeagle (117178)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Dec 08
I think that communication is very important in a relationship. But, there are also some other points that I believe are important as well. I wrote an article about it on eHow. The link to it is below. How it is of interest and you enjoy it. http://www.ehow.com/how_4614001_keep-man-happy-interested.html
• United States
27 Dec 08
Well, im not by any means a professional dater, as I just got dumped a few days before christmas, but i could say to enjoy each others company, and discover new hobbies together?
• Philippines
27 Dec 08
My relationship with my husband is the most exciting relationship I have ever. It is exciting each day comes and pass by. We have alot of argument and stuff. Sometimes w sort it out right away and some takes time. But we do understand that it how relationship works. It is hard to set any standard with your mate because if he/she happens fails it is hard for you to accept it. Ilove my husband as he is. He may be the most annoying person in the whole world sometimes but he also is the most kind, handsome, romantic...what ever is good to any husband. I do understand that he is not perfect just like me who has a lot of flaws too. The rise and fall of every relationship young or old depend on every couple. Its takes two to tango as it says.
• United States
27 Dec 08
i think comprimise is always a major part of a great realationship.right along with love and patience! but then both people have to want the realationship to work to.