When I started to do some research on "Passion in a  Relationship"  I was really confused.  My initial intention was to Learn more about Passion for a relationship, but all the information I ran across linked passion with Sex.  Not that I don't think sex should not have passion in it, or that Couples should not have sexual passion for each other...I feel both is a positive attribute to have in a relationship.  It's just that I felt you should have a passion FOR your relationship for it to work, (and if you have passion for your relationship, well then, you will have a passionate sex life- a benefit of having passion for your relationship) and unfortunately I couldn't find anything on that.

So, where is the Passion For Your Relationship?  Why isn't there a blaringly common threat on that subject like there is on communication in a relationship. 

Maybe it's just me who is confused about the word "Passion".  So I immediately went to the dictionary to find the correct meaning.  This is what I found:

pas·sion [pash-uhn]
1.  any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as Love or hate.
2.  strong amorous feeling or desire; love; ardor.
3.  strong sexual desire; lust.
4.  an instance or experience of strong love or sexual desire.
5.  a person toward whom one feels strong love or sexual desire.
6.  a strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, or desire for anything: a passion for music.
7.  the object of such a fondness or desire: Accuracy became a passion with him.
8.  an outburst of strong emotion or feeling: He suddenly broke into a passion of bitter words.
9.  violent anger.
10. the state of being acted upon or affected by something external, especially something alien to one's nature or one's customary behavior (contrasted with action).
11. (often initial capital letter) Theology .
     a. the sufferings of Christ on the cross or His sufferings subsequent to the Last Supper.
     b. the narrative of Christ's sufferings as recorded in the Gospels.
12. Archaic . the sufferings of a martyr.

So what I'm reading is that passion is a strong emotion, that could be love, anger, happiness, etc..... It's us who equate it with love or anger, It' basically "Just A Strong Emotion" about or for something.  A passion for singing...A passion for painting....A passion for my relationship.  Yeah, that works.  So, it's my observation that when most of us get into a relationship with someone, that relationship should start out with a passion.... to be with the other person, to have sex, to have that relationship work out.  That is our ultimate goal.  To have the relationship work out, to be with that person for a long, long time.  That is where the passion starts, and ultimately that is the kind of passion I was looking for.

Here is a quote from John Little Prince that explains Passion to a tee, and notice that the word sex isn't mentioned once.

"What is passion? For most people, the word “passion” refers to that something which they can do with utmost fondness, that something which awakens their inner desires to go beyond typical, that something which drives them to forget that they are alive and causes them to go beyond natural. Passion for some is that something which they truly love with supreme sincerity, that something which allows them to wake up in the morning with something to look forward to, and above all, that something which gives them genuine happiness in their lives. Passion is defined by many things to many people."

                                     "I, however, believe that passion cannot be defined in
                                   all its brilliance by mere words. Instead, passion defines."
                                  “Tell me what your passion is, and I’ll tell you who you are.”

                                                                  -John Little Prince

Now that I have that figured out, and probably bored you in the meantime (sorry) let's get on with the initial question.

Has the Passion for your relationship diedDo you no longer desire it to work? Is everything a drudge, takes too much effort. Do you fantasize about having your own place, someplace where he/she isn't.  (that was my fantasy for the longest time!)  We'll before you give up completely, lets look at some other options.

Do you know that you Can Get The Passion back I know that it might sound impossible right now, and maybe your thinking, "why would I possibly want it back?" "Yuck! You can have him/her, cause I'm done!"  Well, slow down just a minute here.  At one time you "had a Passion for him/her, and for this relationship that your in."  Plus, your here so your obviously online looking for a solution.  So, lets just take a minute and look at this.

What you need to do it to take a little timeout from everythingJust a little while, because if you want to get this relationship back on track your going to need to do a little work.  So, take a little time out and sit back and go back to when your relationship just started out.  I want you to go right back there and remember how you felt, all the emotions.

Now I want you to really focus on the feelings of that memory.  That feeling is called Passion, passion for this relationship, for that person.  That is the feeling we need to bring back.

So how do you start?  The first thing I feel you need to do is bring that feeling up every day. Everyday when you get up and look across at that person, remember that feeling.

Second, of course is communication A long-term marriage or relationship based on compatible friendship with good communication can revive the old courtship days when they are needed. But, unfortunately it's the thing most couples lack.

You both might be filling the same way, but if you won't talk about it then you just sit there and let it eat you up inside.

SO, here are three Tips to help you re-open the communication lines:

1.  You both need to sit down, not together, and write each other a letter.  Talk about what has been bothering, things you might not understand about your Partner, how you want things to be, what you miss.  The list can go on and on. You don't need to cover all of these topics in one letter, but at least start with one.  Try to keep any blaming or negative accusations our of the letter, just express how you feel. Give your letter to your partner, and set up a time for a later date to discuss them.

2.  Get together, over coffee or lunch, and discuss the letters How they made you feel, etc.... once again, don't blame, attack, or feel like your being blamed or attacked.  Just listen and acknowledge the other person when they share.

If you have a hard time sharing or discussing things without blowing up, then do this exercise out in a public place. Just remember not to take things personal or get defensive.

3.  Try to make this a weekly, or every other day, thing to do. This exercise should open up the communication lines, and get both of you reconnected, which will bring the passion in your relationship back.

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