591: ROMANCE DEFINED: PART 3 — WHAT YOUR HUSBAND WANTS

“I vow to love you, and no matter what challenges might carry us apart we will always find our way back to one another.” —The Vow

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Romance is one of those words that is often just thrown around with little understanding of what it means for each person in the relationship.

So often you hear, “men don’t care about romance, they only want to have sex.” It is true that a lot of men do want sex. It’s also true to say a lot of women do too.

589: ROMANCE DEFINED: PART 2 — WHAT YOUR WIFE WANTS

“I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy asking him to love her.” —Notting Hill

wife wants

Romance has a lot of different definitions. It’s also a word often shaped by the images you see either on the big screen or the little screens you hold all day long.

As we go deeper in this series, Romance Defined, it’s important to recognize that one of the biggest stumbling blocks for couples when it comes to romance is how romance is defined in your own marriage

587: ROMANCE DEFINED: PART 1 — WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH THIS WORD

“So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s gonna be really hard. We’re gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, you and me, every day.” —The Notebook

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Romance.

Although it can be tricky for some to define, it’s important you take the time to do so. Many couples discover they are operating on different understandings of what romance means and this ends up causing confusion and frustration.