L'Art of Romance

How To Keep The Flame Alive

There's such an admiration for couples who glow with that loving feeling. When we see the older couple walking hand-in-hand or sitting on the park bench, we may stop and pine for that level of love, or say a little prayer that we, ourselves, may one day have the same. We spend our early years seeking the perfect relationship. Then we score! We have babies. Maybe. And then something changes. The shift from "Marital Bliss" to "what the Hell was I thinking?" often comes far too fast. Then, the next thing you know, there is a list of differences to overcome.

I invite you to my podcast about relationships and how to keep the romance alive, which I believe to be so very important. When I learn a couple has been together for many years, I don't hesitate to ask them, "What would say are the reasons you have been able to make your marriage last for so many years?" I have heard a number of interesting, funny, and thoughtful answers. Join me in order to hear how these brave couples have made it through the rough spots, what they do to keep the romance alive, and how they learned to communicate through the sh*t that drives them mad with one another. Always a great story of how they've kept the flame alive.

You may listen to each couple here on my beautiful website, or wherever you prefer to listen to your other favorite podcasts - Apple Music or Google Play, for example. Be sure to Subscribe for updates, and I would be delighted if you would Rate the podcast and leave a Review for other listeners. I am interested in your feedback!

If you know of a wonderful couple who has a juicy story, I would be delighted to interview them! The interviews are most often done over the computer on the ZOOM platform and take about 40 minutes. All they need is a computer with a camera ...and a light heart.

"I would choose five more minutes with you than a lifetime with anybody else."

Beau Taplin

May 11, 2018

Lolo & Jim

He is not a Valentine's Guy - even after 34 years. Yet, they are best friends and give each other a lot of freedom.

May 04, 2018

Russet & Brian Coviello

Young Hippies from the start, deeply seated in Faith to overcome the most difficult of challenges.

Apr 13, 2018

Dennis Hassell and Cookie Boudreaux

Cookie had her

Apr 06, 2018

Michael & Meghan Neeley

She plans the big getaways. He makes Date Night extra special.

Apr 06, 2018

Michele Penn & David Minor

Love notes and sexy dancing keep this couple having a steamy relationship - still!

Apr 06, 2018

Bonnie Shiavone & Jeff Free

They make each other a better person and frequently find time for their own massage table.

Apr 06, 2018

Carl & Sharon Stechman

She used to set him up on dates while in college. Then one day he asked her to be his date. Together ever since - for nearly 60 years.

Mar 28, 2018

Introduction to L'Art of Romance

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