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7 Tips for Connecting with Your Spouse and Spicing Up Your Marriage

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Spice adds flavor to your food, and it can also add flavor to your marriage. Finding ways to add a little extra spice to your marriage can build a bond like no other. From making your spouse feel special, to a little spice in the bedroom, marriage takes effort from both parties. That is why you want to be sure that you put it at the forefront of your thoughts to ensure that you are both happy and satisfied. How can you add some spice to your marriage? Here are 7 suggestions to keep your relationship happy and healthy:

  1. Take the Initiative

    Does one of you take the initiative more than the other? If you are the one that does not, why don’t you plan a night for the two of you? Whether it is a night of magic in the bedroom, or a night on the town, taking initiative can be quite sexy. It will also let your spouse know that you care for them and value them.

  2. Turn Off the Television

    How much time do you and your spouse spend in front of the television after you get home from work? If you are like most couples, it is probably from the time you get home until the time you go to bed. Why not turn off the TV and spend some time talking about your day? This can make all the difference in your marriage, and can make your time in the bedroom even spicier.

  3. Take a Walk

    Why not take a romantic walk together after dinner? This can give you a great time to catch up, and it can be good for you too. Just a little stroll around the neighborhood can be something that you will look forward to each night, simply because it will be time that the two of you can communicate and reconnect.

  4. Do Something Together

    Have an activity that you and your spouse both love to do? Get out and go golfing, hiking, climbing, bowling, karaoke, or anything else that you enjoy and can do together. When a couple has activities that they can do together, it helps to solidify their relationship and bring them together in a way that they may not have been previously. It can also help your sex life to get a little exercise.

  5. Touch Each Other

    Touching each other is one of the best ways for you to bond with your partner. Even a simple touch that is not sexual can have a big impact in showing how you care. When you are committed to someone, touch is the way to show your commitment. Holding hands, hugging, and making love are all ways that a couple can express their love for each other. Do not forget the importance of touch when you are spending time with your spouse.

  6. Listen to Each Other

    Communication is a two-way street, and if you don’t know how to listen, your significant other can feel unheard and disconnected from you. That is why you want to be sure that you listen to what they say. If they indicate that they want something or need something from you, do your best to give that to them, if possible. This shows that you are listening to them, and when you make that effort and are willing to give them your full attention, it shows your level of devotion to them.

  7. Sex it Up

    A healthy sex life is a sign of a healthy marriage. By making sex and romance fun, you can improve your marriage and your relationship. Buy some sex toys and games to amp up the spice in the bedroom. A spicy sex life will give you satisfaction and having fun will bond you with your significant other. Do not be afraid to bring a little excitement into the bedroom. It can be great fun to role play and try something new.

These above tips and suggestions can help keep the spice in your marriage. A little spice a day can keep divorce away.

Even though divorce is so common, you don’t have to be part of that statistic and the emotional and financial drain that goes along with it. After several of my friends began to contemplate divorce, I started researching more about just what goes into this entire process on, and even after the divorce is final, the drain of divorce takes on the role of the gift that just keeps on giving. From going to court to terminate spousal support in California to dealing with your ex and child custody issues, keeping your marriage strong can help you to prevent these issues. So spice up your marriage and make it into a relationship that will last and last.

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Adore Me Lingerie Review — ‘Zoey’

Adore Me I first wrote about Adore Me, the trendy monthly subscription service just for lingerie, a few months ago. At that time, I had only seen two showrooms that were put together for me by an Adore Me stylist (based on the results of a short style quiz), but that was enough to really get me excited about the service and the myriad of different lingerie styles, colors, and patterns they have up for grabs every month. Seriously, the variety of the pieces they stock perfectly fit seemingly endless moods and personal preferences, and I’m confident in saying that they have something (a handful of somethings, even) for everyone.

Since my first post, I have had the pleasure of partnering with Adore Me for a review of my choice of lingerie from one of my recent showrooms.

Adore Me Zoey

I chose the Zoey camisole and panty set, which is really fun and flirty. As soon as I saw it in my showroom, I got all wide-eyed and excited about it. I am often apprehensive when it comes to picking out lingerie. I may like how something looks in a picture on a website, but I sometimes have to remind myself that the person wearing that piece of lingerie is a model and probably about ten sizes smaller than me. Because of this, even when I really like something, I’ll wait a little while and then go back and look at it again, try to envision how it would look on me, and if I could pull something like that off as well as the model in the picture so obviously can. None of these thoughts posed any negative influence on how I saw the Zoey set; as soon as I saw it, I was sold.

The camisole and panties are made of a blend of black polyester and spandex that is predominantly see-through, and features black velvet polka dot detailing throughout. There are purple bows at the center front of the camisole and panties, as well as bows at the front of each adjustable strap. There is also a purple ruffle around the bottom hem of the camisole, which sends this set just slightly over the top in terms of how cute and girly it is; qualities I very often completely revel in.

Adore Me Zoey front I wish this set had more accommodating sizes. It is available in either Small/Medium or Medium/Large, and since I would have opted for a plain old size Large, being a size 12 woman, I got the size Medium/Large and held my breath in trepidation the first time I put the camisole on.

The fit was fine. It was a little tighter in the stomach than I would have liked, but it wasn’t unbearable and throughout the past few weeks, I have worn it comfortably on many occasions. After a little adjusting of the straps, I was able to cover my 36D chest with the triangle cups; barely, but they made in. However, while I was covered when standing, sitting, and generally just not moving very much, I did have several “pop out” issues when attempting any broader movements. Really anything involving much upper body movement quickly became out of the question. This leads me to believe that this camisole would be absolutely perfect for women with a B or even a small C cup chest. Perfect! But alas, it was not totally flattering for my chest, personally.

Adore Me Zoey back The matching panties are mid-rise bikini style with subtle scrunching down the center of the back. They have unique styling all their own, because while the front is the same matching see-through black with velvet polka dot detailing as the camisole, the back are bright purple, also see-through; the same color purple featured in the ruffle along the bottom hem of the camisole.

Frankly, I am absolutely in love with these panties. They are so comfortable that I could very easily wear them whenever and wherever, and because of the scrunching in the back, my ass looks downright spectacular. It’s always great to have a piece (or pieces) of lingerie that make you feel as gorgeous and confident as these panties make me feel. In fact, if I found panties that were guaranteed to look and feel just like these, only in a variety of different colors and patterns, I would buy 10 pairs, no question. They are that great.

I still think the Zoey camisole and panty set is really fun and super cute and girly, and it would be an amazing addition to someone’s lingerie wardrobe if that person happened to have a smaller bust than I do. Size is a curse sometimes, it’s true.

Sign up for an Adore Me account and start getting personalized lingerie showrooms of your own! Zoey, along with all of their other lingerie, are $39.95 per set.

I received the Zoey camisole and panty set for review. No other compensation was received, and opinions are my own.