An experienced wife, mother, and grandmother proposes tips for taking care of the love of a lifetime.
Many books have been written about these questions, but Spanish author Victoria Cardona assures us that based on experience, a couple can most definitely be faithful throughout their entire lives.
A mother of six and a grandmother, she’s written a book specifically on these important questions, based on real experiences and examples called La receta del amor en pareja (The Recipe for Married Love) — currently available only in Spanish. The book has made her a bit of an authority on the topic in Spain, as well as a popular international speaker.
Cardona takes something very important into account: each stage of life is different. We have a trajectory, and life as a couple is also a path that goes through very different stages, from infatuation — feeling that you can’t live a single moment without your beloved — to “reaching safe harbor.”
Here are 14 ideas that Cardona considers essential for married life to last for the long-haul:
1. Take time for courtship
“The word ‘courtship’ has been lost and it wouldn’t be bad to recover it,” she writes.
2. Courtship or dating is a time to get to know each other
Don’t let infatuation blind you. You have to see, observe, and get to know your future spouse.
3. Love means navigating as a team
“A love that we want to live by rowing together at the same speed.”