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10 Ways to Celebrate Long Term Love

As a nationally certified and licensed professional counselor, Janis helps her clients resolve relationship conflicts and trust issues.

Everlasting Love Is On the Horizon

Couples strive for a lasting love that grows with each milestone their union brings.

Couples strive for a lasting love that grows with each milestone their union brings.

A Love That Will Last Over Time

Beyond the expectation of the annual holiday gifts of jewelry, chocolates, and sexy lingerie, couples look forward to the long term, everlasting love that a seasoned relationship brings.

Of course, it's always a treat to receive a fresh bouquet of red roses. But after a while, two people in love realize that over time, they've endured the significant events that matter to the growth of their union and the real victories of togetherness. As years pass, they come to value the small romantic gestures in their everyday partnership, serving as the glue that has kept them together for so long.

Couples in mature relationships overcome many crises and bumps in the road of life, bringing their journey of love to a special place of understanding. The anticipation of extravagant gifts for birthdays, Valentine's Day and Christmas, begin to wane in comparison to the bonds of love and intimacy that build over time. After years of wedded bliss, the couple comes to appreciate a pizza and a nice bottle of wine to celebrate their love and deeper connection to each other.

The poem below depicts the deeper, spiritual connection two people share which happens when the long term investment is made in their relationship.

Couples In Love Share Good Laughs

Shared moments become sacred and are cherished forever by a young couple in love.

Shared moments become sacred and are cherished forever by a young couple in love.

Celebrating Mature Love - A Poem

"Little Did I Know"


As time passes, existing love grows

A love based in spirit expands beyond imagination

Love sprouts from a solid foundation

Only intensifies, becomes stronger

How could I have known this truth?

No teacher, nor book could have prepared


Few words to can express

This grandeur of love

Every year, the ups and downs, come and go

Survive a crisis, celebrate a milestone

The love in my soul expands beyond measure

More than I ever dreamed


Who knew?

Words cannot describe the depth nor width

Height nor weight of pure, unconditional love

Expectations are shattered forever

True love never stops

I now know my love for you is infinite

And will continue without boundary


[JLE 2006-revised]

Companionships of Love Survive the Tests of Time

Older couples value their time together as they reminisce about the good and bad times of the past and how they survived it all.

Older couples value their time together as they reminisce about the good and bad times of the past and how they survived it all.

10 Ways to Celebrate and Sustain Your Love

Take the time to celebrate your long term relationship without breaking the bank or creating unnecessary stress by keeping it simple. Step outside of expectations and surprise your partner with a more thoughtful plan, filled with fun conversation and activities that will increase intimacy and closeness.

Here are ten suggestions to help you on your way to celebrating the longevity of your relationship.

  1. Count and share your individual blessings with each other
  2. Count the victories won over crises as a couple
  3. Dance together to your favorite songs
  4. Cook a romantic meal together
  5. Serenade your beloved (karaoke is fine)
  6. Look at old pics and video
  7. Verbalize your intimate needs
  8. Renew your vows privately
  9. Write a special hand-written love note
  10. Have a movie and popcorn night at home

"Old School" Everlasting Love

When Mature Love Grows . . .

© 2018 Janis Leslie Evans

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