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The Rules of Love, 2nd Edition by Richard Templar

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RULE 48

Make time for romance

This can be so hard if you get bogged down in work and kids a few years into your relationship. But that’s when it’s most important. The less time there is for romance, the more you need it.

You can’t expect the passion and the excitement in your relationship to last if you’ve abandoned the romance. That’s the bit that stokes the fires, so you need to find some way to keep it going. Flowers and romantic dinners for two in glamorous restaurants are great, but the time and the budget may not stretch to that. So you’re going to have to get a bit more inventive. Come on, you know your partner well enough by now to have a pretty good idea how to romance them.

If you can get out of the house and away from the kids, why ...

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