When Life Gets in the Way of Love…

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You may have read about my participation in the Lifetime 7 Days of Sex Challenge back in May…if not, I’ll give you a quick overview: we were challenge to make time for intimacy 7 days in a row.

Rain or shine. 

We actually did pretty well with the challenge and I learned a lot of valuable life lessons during the challenge.

But afterwards?

Let’s just say we didn’t stick to it.

Life got in the way. 

Between my husband’s crazy travels for work – which included a few extra days because he had to visit a new location on June’s trip – and just life in general, it was not a very romantic month for us.

It’s hard to make time for intimacy when you’re husband is only home for 8 days in an entire month.

So we have concentrated on other ways to be intimate without actually being together. I hope these tips work for you – they can help when you don’t have the opportunity for together time, or even help you get in the mood!

1. Write Love Notes to Each Other

That’s right, a simple thing like a love note hidden in a suitcase or left on the pillow can make a world of difference! While nothing replaces sweet moments like snuggling up into your lover’s arms, a thoughtfully written love note can make you pretty damn happy!

2. Talk Throughout the Day

When my husband is overseas, we email and text message throughout the day, just as if he were here in Miami. It helps us feel connected, even if there’s no physical involvement.

3. Flirt With Your Partner

I think flirting is vital to the success of any relationship, but is especially important if you’ve been together for a long period of time. It helps bridge that gap when you can’t be with someone as much as you’d like, helps you get excited about seeing them, and let’s face it, people are more lovey dovey when they’re being flirted with!

So we may not have been able to keep up with the challenge after it ended, but we’ve found other ways to stay close and keep our relationship going strong.

What are some of the ways that you keep your relationship healthy if there isn’t a big physical aspect?

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