Everyday Romance - Romantic Story: I Started Dating My Wife Again
A few months ago, I had to move the family. My job had
become redundant and the company offered me a new job in
another city. With the job market so poor, I had no choice
but to accept the offer.
My wife and I put on brave faces to help the kids adjust to
our new home, but I knew it bothered her. I wanted to
reassure her that we made the right move, but it was tough
because I wasn't sure of it myself. I wanted to change the
tense atmosphere in our new home, so I figured I'd try to
romance my wife like I used to back when we were first
I placed notes in her books and on her chair. Sometimes they
just said "I love you", sometimes I offered her a massage
later that night. Once I prepared a late 'picnic' for us
after the kids were asleep. She thought it was corny at
first, but then I started receiving notes too. It became our
We explored the parks in our new city, walking hand-in-hand
(with kids on bikes), feeling like we were allies facing new
challenges. And we talked. We talked about why leaving
'home' was so hard, and the new opportunities for us here.
Most importantly, we finally felt relaxed enough to start
smiling and laughing again, something we hadn't done since
rumors of layoffs had started nearly a year ago. It was good
to feel connected again, feel like we were partners despite
the stress of starting a new life in a different city. Now,
when I think about the move, I feel lucky -- we had let the
romance fade away when we were in our old home, and now we
have it back again."
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