I am a huge fan of maintenance. Everything in our lives seems to require it — homes, cars, finances, clothing, records, resumes, and, most of all, relationships. Without maintenance, things break down and need repairs, which are always more costly in terms of time, money, and energy. My own love story is a saga of balancing the joy of being present in our moments with all the work (maintenance) required in a new, blossoming, and — as an additional challenge — long-distance romance.
Doing the maintenance required in a romantic relationship is rarely sexy. Sometimes it requires confronting conflict, learning to work one’s way through it, trading fun for work, and learning to allow the work to become fun. But maintenance is the key to firm foundations that can allow any relationship to flourish over time.
What Needs Maintenance in a Relationship?
How Can Maintenance Be Done Most Comfortably?
Why Does Maintenance Help Secure a Relationship Over Time?
When did you last notice both continuity and change in yourself, someone you love, and your relationship? How do you feel when you spot differences? How do you respond? What methods have worked for you and your partner in doing the necessary maintenance of your relationship?
Copyright 2017 Roni Beth Tower
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