Killarney – If you have seen Letters to Juliet this year I will refer to a quote from the movie 'Englishmen are the most unromantic men in the world'. Unfortunately I hadn't heard that quote before I married my English husband. LOL!
Saw that movie. Can understand. My husband isn’t English; he’s Italian and contrary to the stereotype, he is not romantic. Although, he shows me he loves me in his actions. Love you honey! What about you ladies? Are you married to a true romantic or is it like pulling teeth to get your husband to do anything romantic?
Cara – [My husband] sat up all night watching me once when I was sick. He was afraid I’d throw up in my sleep and die. He sat in a chair and didn’t sleep at all. He’s not a romantic, but he loves romance movies. We watch a lot of Lifetime romance movies, and he cries during the movies.
Now that is romantic dedication in its truest form. Very nice that he watches romance movies with you. I get my husband to watch them too, but I pay the price and have to watch his action movies also. Elaine Cantrell, what about you?
Elaine Cantrell – It’s like pulling teeth with very long roots, but he’s getting better as time goes on.
Funny! At least I’m not the only one. Anyone else have a romantically challenged husband or are you married to a real romantic gem?
Killarney – Definitely like pulling teeth. Hubby thinks romance is asking if I want to fool around tonight. LOL!
Hmm, is my husband related to yours!?!? Please, there have to be some romantic husbands out there!
LoRee – He has such a soft heart that he knows when I need a little boost. The best is flowers on no special occasion.
Now that is sweet! Anyone else want to share?
Roseanne – Pulling teeth.
Ok, ladies have any of you done something romantic for your husband?
Elaine Marie Cooper – A month after we married, my husband and I went to the mountains in Big Bear, CA, and I brought my guitar into the woods and serenaded my husband. He still likes to remember that he was the sole member of my audience!
That’s nice. I’m sure he felt very special. LoRee, have you done anything romantic for your man?
They say the way to a man’s heart is by his stomach. Then I guess learning how to cook my husband’s favorite Italian foods from my mother-in-law classifies as doing something romantic in his eyes. Elaine, what about you?
Elaine Cantrell – I’m not sure. We don’t look at romance the same way.
I agree. Just thinking about it now, my husband loves it when we go out and do activities together like hiking or going to the gym, or playing catch outside. Men and women are two totally different species. Any good books you’ve read on marriage and relationships?
Killarney – I tried to read 'Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus' but never got past the first chapter before I picked up a historical romance purchase and lost myself in a tale of love most rewarding.
I can definitely see that. I’m not one much for reading non-fiction how-to books; although, I did find Dr. Gary Smalley’s The DNA of Relationships extremely helpful. Anyone else have a good book to share?
LoRee – I would say the Bible is the best resource.
Very true. Any last minute things you ladies would like to share?
Thoughtful of you. I write love notes to my husband and put them by his cell phone so he finds them every morning when he wakes up. I started this when we first got married. He loves it and finds it very encouraging. Cara, what’s one of the most romantic lines from one of your books?
Cara – There are so many romantic lines, and I can’t remember all of them. This is one from “Logan’s Redemption,” my romantic suspense. My hero Logan says this to the heroine, Doriana: “You never fail to surprise me. Or excite me.”
Very nice. Anyone else want to share a romantic thing their husband did for them?
Elaine Cantrell – The most romantic thing he [my husband] ever did was to come home with reservations for a weekend getaway to celebrate our anniversary, but I didn’t like that any more than the sweetest thing he ever said to me. We were on our way to the grocery store to buy some dog food, and he took my hand and said, “You’re even prettier now than you were on our wedding day.” I just melted even though the next day I made him an appointment to have his eyes checked. I’ve changed a bit since our wedding day.
Love that! Very sweet.
Maybe I should have him talk to my husband! Any last minute advice for the Royal Couple?
Killarney – I have been married 16 yrs and honestly I don't think there is anything I could tell them that they wouldn't be better off discovering for themselves.
Cara – Marriage takes a lot of work. When you fight and you feel like ending it all, remember what made you marry him or her in the first place.
Thank you, Killarney and Cara. It’s true, they’ll need to figure things out on their own and marriage does take work.
LoRee – He [my husband] really is such a romantic guy, and does sweet stuff a lot. I’d have to say now it’s when I find a note from him, usually when I’ve been in craze mode.
Very sweet! It’s nice to see we have another romantic husband among the bunch.
Roseanne – Maintain a good sense of humor. Never go to bed angry.
Great advice. I’ve always tried to make it a practice to not let the sun go down on my anger.
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