Avoiding the "Protest Polka" - Rekindle Your Romance With Dance

Romance. Couple rekindling their romance with dance lessons

Avoiding the "Protest Polka" - Rekindle Your Romance With Dance

You and your partner have been together for several years now and, though there is no doubt you still love each other, it's starting to feel like you're in a rut. Your intimacy is dwindling off, your interactions are mainly about the kids, your jobs, and other countless day-to-day issues. When one of you tries to advance emotionally, the other withdraws. The Gottman Institute refers to this as the "Protest Polka," and unfortunately, too many couples know all the steps. It doesn't have to be that way for you and your spouse. There are lots of great ways to rekindle that spark in your love life, and one of them is ballroom dancing.

Start with some "us" time...

Setting aside some time for just the two of you can be a major step toward improving your love life. It doesn't have to be a lot of time, but make the effort, for the sake of your relationship. Ballroom dance lessons can become a weekly part of your routine that won't eat up a lot of your valuable time, and the benefits could be noticeable. Experts agree that touching your partner (even just holding hands) can be a huge step toward rekindling that spark that you've lost. Being face-to-face, hand in hand, holding each other, moving to the rhythm of a beautiful song, might be just what the "love doctor" ordered.

Get some exercise...

For men over age 40, regular exercise can contribute to a healthier love life. Ballroom dancing is an easy, fun, low-impact regimen that can help you with your balance and coordination, as well as keep the blood pumping. Women can benefit greatly in those same areas, plus they can get that time away from their daily grind - a common factor in the loss of intimacy among females.

You owe it to yourselves...

If your love life isn't what it used to be, you and your spouse owe it to each other to make an effort, correct the issues, and put the zing back into your relationship. Just contact us and we'll be happy to teach you something much more exciting than the "Protest Polka."