“Nothing lasts forever” according to a saying. Let’s prove it wrong!
At the early stage of married life, couples are often too sweet and loving to each other. Some are even too showy. But as time passes by, it is usually a challenge to keep the fire burning and love alive. Maintaining the heat of the relationship becomes a quest. By the time you reach the golden age, you’re lucky if you and your better-half still show great affection like it was just yesterday.
Have you reached this age? Well then, it’s never too late to rekindle the love with your better-half. For the grandfathers out there, here are quick tips on how to anew your relationship with your ever dearest partner, whom we refer as grandmas.
Take her on a Date – Who says dating is just for the younger ones? There’s no age limit on who can and cannot date. Take grandma to places you used to visit while you were still dating. Head to the restaurant where you always dine or to the specific spot where you received the sweetest “yes”!
Hold her Hand While Walking – Sounds corny? Back in time, I bet you can never let go of her hand while you are walking side-by-side. So what’s the difference now? Well aside from the fact that holding her hands can give her support (and avoid tripping), grabbing her hand and gripping it shows how much you care for her.
Give her a Good night and Good morning Kiss – Many older couples do not do this anymore. But giving a goodnight kiss is like wishing her to have a good night sleep. Surely, it can plaster a smile on grandma’s face as she closes her eyes. Same thing in the morning, greet her with a kiss.
Hug her for No Reason – Hugging someone doesn’t really need a reason. When you give grandma a hug, it is like letting her feel the warm of your love. Sometimes a hug implies that you will always stay by her side no matter what. A huge can also suggest security – you will always protect her. Go on, hug her for no reason.
Massage her Legs if They Sore – Elderly people usually suffer from joint pain. Even in a short distance walking, they are likely to feel pain in their legs. One way to ease the pain is by simply giving massage. Give her legs a little squeezing and tapping. Use aromatic oil to help her relax. The massage will not just make her feel better, but it will show you care too.
Always Listen - By this time, chances are, your children have grown up and have their own family. This means no other people are with you in the house. Lend an ear to whatever grandma says. If she talks about politics, listen carefully or you can give your opinion. Sometimes, grandma loves to talk about the new neighbor. Just listen. Communication is a vital ingredient in a successful relationship.
Reminisce the Past – Grab two cups of tea and bring grandma to the veranda. Try to reminisce the past. Talk about how you first met, how your love story all began and what qualities attracts you the most. Remembering details from the past is surefire a perfect means to rekindle the love. It only shows how special she is.
Giver her Gift Even if There is No Occasion – Way back in time, you always giver her gifts, chocolates or flowers on her birthday, Valentines’ Day and Christmas. Giving gift is a good way to show you appreciate her and love her all throughout the years. Even if there is no occasion, buy her gift – practical items. There are so many gift ideas you can find that she can use. If she loves to cook, give her new kitchen utensils. Others include crochet needle, gardening tools or sewing kit.
Bring back the warmth of love in your relationship with these simple tips. Remember aging should never be a reason to lose that spark. Simple as they seem; but, grandma’s heart will surely melt when you follow these tips.
Ashley O’connor is a social media blogger, who aspires to share ideas on how to maintain a healthy relationship between family members, friends, grandparents and couples. She also writes health related topics and makes reviews on health-related devices, such as medical guardian. Follow her on Twitter at @AshleyOconnor82 and Google+.