Before you had children, you probably looked forward to spring
as a blossoming time for fun and frolic. You enjoyed a rebirth of
dating, dinners, happy hours and plenty of outdoor activities to
put you under the sun every weekend. Now, with children, warm
weather means one thing: finally, the kids can go outside to
This year, I'd like the spring to mean two things (yes, the kids
are out of your house, more often), but also, it can and should
mean that it's the season to put a little zest into your love life.
The difference between same-old evenings, and ones that spark a
smile, is the difference between saying this, and saying that.
Could it be any easier?
Here are five ways to start the spark:
Spring is the time for new beginnings. Whatever you did
yesterday, you can make today a little sweeter, a little kinder and
a little more loving with the right words at the right time.
Laurie Puhn is a Harvard-educated lawyer, couples mediator,
and bestselling author of "Fight Less, Love More: 5-Minute
Conversations to Change Your Relationship Without Blowing Up or
Giving In," who frequently appears on CNN, "Good Morning America,"
and "The Early Show" to offer relationship advice. Visit her at
Relationship advice from best-selling author Laurie Puhn
See more of Laurie's stories here.
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