In a perfect world, we would be lovey-dovey with our mates from “once upon a time” until “happily ever after.” However, as we know, we don’t live in that world.
In this world, we get stronger through diversity and come together, hopefully, in tough times so we can emerge on the other side victorious and still together.
That’s easier than it sounds – for sure.
Life has a way of tossing curve balls that, when combined with the “nonsense” side of child-rearing, the doldrums of middle age and the hormonal changes associated with getting older, may seem insurmountable. Challenges you once took on together may seem to divide you when there’s so much else going on around you.
It’s easier to focus on what’s wrong – instead of what’s right.
There is one scientifically proven way to reignite the spark that drew you together like moths to flame: agree to try something totally new together!
Pretend you can step back in time to the beginning of your relationship when everything was new and you couldn’t wait for the next adventure together. Find something and embrace it with that kind of excitement and vigor!
Scientists say that boosting dopamine (the chemical cocktail inside you that creates the feeling of “butterflies”) is the No. 1 way to kickstart your togetherness factor. There are no rules regarding what you should choose, just make it something that neither of you have done before so you experience the “first time” together.
At Arthur Murray, we suggest ballroom dancing! In addition to boosting feel-good hormones that make you happy and increase your confidence and self-esteem, dancing is great for you mind, body and soul. It’s an activity you do together and one where you can re-discover your partner.
Join us for a FREE first dance lesson and let the patient, experienced dance instructors at one of the nine convenient Arthur Murray locations in the Greater Boston Region show you the wonders of dance! Contact us today and you’ll be in each other’s arms swaying to the music you love — before you know it!