Guest blogger: Pamela Aares
It’s no secret that romance writers care about love. I am firmly convinced that love powers everything in our lives. Not long ago, I came across this list, Ten Habits of Happy Couples, and wanted to share them. Even if your hubby isn’t a professional athlete like mine was, these practices offer some great guidelines for keeping love alive. (I don’t have the reference, wish I did—all I have is a crumpled paper that’s been on our fridge).
I’d love to hear from you if you have practices that work for you that might not be on this list!
Ten Habits of Happy Couples
- Cultivate common interests.
- Make trust and forgiveness your default mode.
- Focus more on what your partner does right than what s/he does wrong.
- Walk hand in hand or side by side.
- Hug each other when you say hello.
- Say ‘I love you’ and ‘Have a good day’ every morning.
- Do a ‘weather check’ during the day.
- Be proud to be seen with your partner.
- Say ‘Good night’ every night regardless of how you feel.
- Go to bed at the same time.
(That last one is nearly impossible for us … I write late into the nights and my husband keeps farm hours these days!)
I look forward to hearing your tips for keeping love alive!
In Love in the Vineyard Adrian Tavonesi is creating a paradise on earth in Sonoma California. Convinced women only like him for his money and his status, he invents an anonymous relationship with the beautiful Natasha to create a dream world for both of them.
As passion flares into an all-consuming affair, will the lies Adrian and Natasha have told each other ruin everything? Or will betting on the truth this time lead to the perfect, ever-lasting love?
Pamela Aares is a USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of contemporary and historical romance novels. Her contemporary series, The Tavonesi Series, explores the lives, loves, friendships and sizzling romances of the Tavonesi family. Her popularity as a romance writer continues to grow with each new book release, so much so, that the Bay area author has drawn comparisons by reviewers to Nora Roberts. Pamela Aares writes romance books that she loves reading, particularly those that entertain, transport and inspire dreams while captivating and tugging at the heart. She takes her readers on a journey with complex characters in both contemporary and historical settings who are thrown in situations that tempt love, adventure and self-discovery. Before becoming a romance author, Aares wrote and produced award-winning films including Your Water, Your Life, featuring actress Susan Sarandon and NPR series New Voices, The Powers of the Universe and The Earth’s Imagination. If not behind her computer, you can probably find her reading a romance novel, hiking the beach or savouring life with friends.