We’ve all read the stories or seen the videos of those crazy, extravagant, creative marriage proposals. Some of us want them, some of us think it’s ridiculous, and it makes some of us nervous. For those who get the honor of creating the marriage proposal, the pressure can be overwhelming. One of the subjects of worry is the actual lines within the marriage proposal. Thankfully for you, I’m going to share with you the best marriage proposal lines and how to craft a marriage proposal that will be both special and romantic for your future wife.

At first, it may appear that you have to pull out “all the stops.” You’ve got to write a poem, a song, hire a band to play music, teach her family or friends a dance number, or send a blimp through the sky. Relax. You don’t need to any of this. What every woman wants in a marriage proposal is truth and love. The best way to show these qualities is by sharing your thoughts and feelings about a life together.

When you begin to craft your marriage proposal lines and look at your marriage proposal word ideas, think in simple terms. The best place to start is by looking at your memories with your partner. What special moments stick out to you? When did you know you really liked her and why? When did you know you loved her and why? When did you know that you wanted to spend the rest of your life with her and why? What are her most physically attractive traits to you and why? What are your favorite internal qualities about her? Once you have compiled a list, create your lines from this list. Your partner wants to know why you feel the way you do. She wants you to be honest, truthful, open, and caring. Romance is really all about a connection found in love. That love is strongest is when it is actively expressed. You will already be expressing your love for her just by asking her to marry you. However, you can go further. By adding lines before asking those famous lines (Will you marry me?), you can be sure to share your heart with your beloved.

I know it’s nerve-wracking to ask the woman you love to marry you. It was for me when I asked my wife to marry me. Her fondest recollection of our marriage proposal involves the moment before I asked that famous question. I told her the things I loved most about her. I told her the way she makes me feel. I told her why I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her and I shared some of my favorite memories we had created together. This is what makes a proposal romantic.

Lastly, remember to be you. Your wife fell in love with you for a reason – she loves things about you. She’ll love the lines you speak if you speak them the way that you usually would. Don’t go looking for quotes, books, poems, and songs to speak for you. If you want to recite a line from “your song” together, then do. If you are a naturally artistic person and you want to share a creative work, go for it. If you aren’t though, don’t worry about finding something. Take the time to share how you feel and express your desires. This is what is considered truly romantic and what will make the moment truly memorable to both of you for years to come.

Marriage is about spending your life together, side by side. A marriage proposal should be about the love that surrounds that commitment.

The marriage proposal is one of the most talked about phenomenons in dating. Everyone wants their marriage proposal to be special and men go out of their way to try to make it “the best.” In today’s world, with our ever-expanding access to other people’s media, we see all different kinds of marriage proposals. Don’t believe me? Just head over to Youtube and see for yourself. With this visibility of other marriage proposals, men are often worried about making the proposal. Not only are they worried or nervous about being rejected, but now they are worried that the wedding proposal will be less than satisfactory. What’s a guy to do? What is the perfect marriage proposal?

Marriage is about spending your life together, side by side. A marriage proposal should be about the love that surrounds that commitment.

Luckily for men, the perfect marriage proposal isn’t as daunting as it may seem. While some women really do want the biggest and grandest gestures, it’s likely that you’ll already know if you have one of those women. Most women don’t care about the grandeur of the proposal itself, but rather about the emotion and love behind it. In other words, they want to know you care and they want to hear you share how you feel.

When looking for ways to propose, think of ways to make it special and unique. A woman wants to know that you’ve thought about it, that you mean it, and that you are excited for this next step in your relationship as well. Look for places that mean something to both of you. Perhaps there is a park that you first walked through when you began dating? Or maybe that restaurant where you had your first date? How about the location where you first told each other that you loved each other? Find a place that holds a special memory. It will automatically make your wedding proposal more romantic because romance, is really all about care and thoughtfulness. It’s a connection.

Then you have the words. What will you say to this woman that you want to spend the rest of your life with? It’s up to you. The pressure is on. I’ve found it works best when guys focus more on how they feel rather than trying to make something witty, clever, or romantic. She wants to hear about why you first fell in love with her, why you want to spend the rest of your life with her now, and some of the special memories the two of you have created along the way. Don’t make it more difficult than it has to be. Speak from the heart and she’ll be happy. If writing poems or songs is something that you do a lot, it’s okay to use one in your proposal. However, it isn’t necessary. If you aren’t an artistic guy, don’t worry. She already knows that about you and she just wants you to be you. That’s the best advice I can give to someone looking to craft the perfect marriage proposal. It’s about remembering the special moments that you’ve had together, it’s about speaking from the heart, and it’s about being you. After all, it is YOU she fell in love with.

When he’s in your dreams, it can become a problem in terms of your productivity. Sure, it’s nice to be in that “honeymoon stage” and enjoy the “puppy love,” but it can cause problems at the office or at school.

The best way to keep those thoughts at bay, are to focus on three rules:

#1. I can dream about him at specific times.

Don’t try to shut him out of your mind completely. He won’t go! Whenever you try not to think about something, it only makes it worse. Acknowledge that you’re thinking about this guy, and then let it go. Set up specific times throughout the day where you allow yourself to have twenty minutes to think about him.

#2. Spend time with him

Don’t let all of your time be spent fantasizing about this guy. If he’s so great, go be with him!

#3. Keep the dreamy attitude to yourself.

It’s okay to let him know that you’ve been thinking about him. It’s great to let him know that you care about him. However, many girls go WAY overboard. Guys hate it when girls spend the first and last twenty minutes of every date talking about their mushy, sappy, love crush. I’m assuming that you haven’t been in the relationship for a long time, and puppy love may turn into true love, but it isn’t yet. So take this kind of talk and shove it. Focus on getting to know each other better, enjoying spending time together, and showing him that you care rather than telling him.

If you follow these three rules, you’ll be more productive at work or at school. You’ll also feel better about the time you do spend together.

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You’ve probably been to at least one wedding where the couple personalized their vows. If you’re nearing your own wedding day, you may wonder whether or not you should personalize your vows. So, should you?

This choice is purely personal and should depend on what is meaningful to both of you. If it doesn’t matter to you, but your partner would love it, then do it! Marriage is all about give and take. It’s also about showing the other person that you care for them. Make his or her wedding day special by personalizing your vows if that would be meaningful to your partner.

For you. Does it mean something to you? If personalizing your vows would make your wedding experience more meaningful, then let your partner know. Tell him or her how it would enhance the experience for you and what you think it says about your relationship together. Most partners understand this and are more than willing to personalize your vows.

It doesn’t have to be hard. Just say what you feel. You don’t need to write the whole thing either. That’s what “personalization” means. Make it special and personal by adding your own bits to the original text. It isn’t necessary to rewrite the whole thing.

Whatever you choose to do, your wedding day will be one of the most special days of your entire life. It’s a time to make a commitment to another person and to promise to stick with them, through thick and thin, forever.

Rarely do we come across people who proclaim that they, “just don’t really care for music.” Rather, we find people who obsess over the latest songs and will adamantly defend their genre of choice. Scientists are beginning to study the connection between music and the brain more now than ever before. Science has begun to show us that music can actually alter brain waves and can greatly enhance mood. So what does this have to do with dating? I’m glad you asked. Today, I’d like to talk with you about the power of song in romance.

If you’re looking for a lasting relationship that may lead to a future filled with love, then you shouldn’t ignore the power of song in romance.  A great gift for a newer girlfriend can be a mix CD with some of your favorite songs. Create a playlist for her on her Ipod. Take her to a concert. These are all just basic ideas surrounding the use of song. If used properly, you can help her fall in love with you by awakening her true passions and emotions through song.

I’m sure you’ve heard of couples who have a “song.” What does that mean? It means that there is one particular song that speaks to the heart of their relationship and every time they hear it, they think of their relationship with one another. It isn’t a good idea to try to establish a “song” for your relationship until it’s become more serious. It’s also important that the song be special to both of you.

The advice from this research is that it’s best to use song when you can. If you’re driving with your date, you can set the mood with some music. First kiss? More magical if you can manage to play the right music in the background. Think of the movies. Instrumentals and vocals both have the power to change or enhance mood. Let her feel more into you by playing mood-setting music. Will music alone get her to fall in love with you? No. Of course not. However, it can be a powerful way to set the mood for the evening or to make a special moment even more special.

Sometimes we smother each other with our presence. For some people, this is what they want. They crave time together, both mentally, emotionally and physically. For some people, however, this is debilitating and leads to failed relationships…

We all have different needs and some of us need individual freedom. You can keep your relationship alive with individual freedom if you follow these simple guidelines.

Have one activity that is yours alone. Do not share everything with your partner. Sure, tell him or her where you’re going and what you’re doing. Just don’t take them along with you. It’s great to share similar interests and to participate in activities together. Just make sure that you have one activity that is only yours. It serves as a way for you to meet new people and to spend some much-needed time out on your own.

Don’t be afraid to ask for quiet space. Not everyone wants to spend time with their partner every second of every day. It’s okay to ask for some time alone so you can read a book, take a calming bath, or go on a tranquil walk. You may just need time alone with your thoughts. Those who are introverted need time to reflect and ponder without anyone in their presence. Let your partner know that sometimes you need to be alone and I’m sure that he or she will honor that.

One of the best ways that I’ve found to keep my relationship alive with individual freedom is by creating a space that is mine. Everyone knows to let me be in that room and I can go there to retreat and do my own thing. Then I re-emerge full of life and ready to spend every moment with my partner. By allowing me to spend time alone and refuel, it enables me to be fully present with my wife when we are together. Those moments become all the more special.

I would encourage you to remember that it’s okay to spend time alone as long as you aren’t hiding or running from your partner. Let yourself find individual freedom and keep your relationship alive!

With more individual freedom, you’ll have a clear head so you can better work on your relationship when you are together. You’ll be able to keep those initial sensual feelings and keep them for good. Watch my FREE video presentation to see a powerful method to do just that…CLICK HERE to check out the video while you still can…

A healthy relationship keeps the puzzle pieces fitting together.
A healthy relationship keeps the puzzle pieces fitting together.

Whether you’re still together, broken up or somewhere in between… every relationship falls SOMEWHERE on the “Healthy or Not” spectrum.


For example:

* A marriage can be healthy and happy – with children, a white picket fence and a “perfect” life…

* A divorce can be healthy, but not happy – when one partner is bad for the other one, but gone… even though the healthy partner wants them back…

* A break up can be both unhappy and unhealthy – when both partners are miserable, and the relationship they left behind was MUCH much better than being alone…

… The trouble is… when you’re hurt and angry… it’s hard to tell whether you gave up something good for you. Or broke away from something bad.

That’s why Psychology Today developed a Relationship Health Test you can take for ANY relationship you’re in. (Whether you’re still together… drifting apart… or completely fallen out of love.)

Answer these questions honestly – you can think back to before you broke up, if you have to – and see whether you’re chasing a healthy relationship, or not.

Click this link for the full test.

Have A Happy (And Healthy!) Relationship,

– Ryan

Marriage Struggles - Quick Fixes
Why be making anger when you could be making love?

Think fast!: what are the major struggles in your marriage? (What were the major struggles before you broke up?)

If you’re like most couples, you argued about money.. family… stress and work. However, unlike more couples, your arguments grew into major struggles which tore your marriage apart.  You lost control and didn’t have any safety valves in your marriage.

The first thing you need to know is that these struggles are NOT your fault!

Every couple has them. Only some couples can overcome them.  Everyone gets laid off, everyone has in-laws they’d rather not deal with, and everyone reaches a point in their life where things didn’t turn out the way they want.  It’s all about how you choose to deal with it is the different between successful and unsuccessful couples.

The second thing you need to know is the easy, simple strategy – the “quick fix” – for overcoming each relationship struggle with minimal time, effort or “work” on your part. Best of all: they repair your relationship so well, your new marriage may be stronger than your ex-marriage ever was.

So… without further ado… here are the major marriage struggles and their quick fixes:

Marriage Struggle #1: Money

Do you know why so many Lottery winners go bankrupt? Yes, that’s right: bankrupt.

In fact, most major money winners lose EVERYTHING in less than three to five years… and then… end up in bigger debt than they were before the Lottery win. Do you know why? I didn’t either: so I did some research. And it turns out, major sums of money don’t solve problems. They don’t CREATE problems, either. Being rich simply MAGNIFIES your current struggles in your personal life, your romantic life and your work life, as well. (This is proven by science.)

“But I’m not rich” you say? Well, that doesn’t mean you’re safe: these same studies concluded money functions as an amplifier whether you have a lot of it… or none of it at all. In fact, couples with no money, some money and LOTS of money all had similar struggles when given either a $1 million dollar paycheck or a credit card balance worth $10,000.00.

How’s this help you? Well, it means that money isn’t the root of your problems. Your money struggles were simply the sign of something deeper. A virus, eating at your relationship from the inside out.

The Quick Fix: When money struggles come up, tell your partner, “I know we aren’t perfectly set, financially, but is there some other aspect of our relationship you’d REALLY like to talk about, right now?”

This will cause your partner to stop and think. And possibly open up about problems festering underneath the surface.

Marriage Struggle #2: Family

You love your family, right? Of course! (Even though you may not LIKE them, sometimes.)

So how can your family cause marriage struggles? It’s easy: you may not LIKE them, sometimes. Let me explain:

Your parents… your children… your family… they’re just people. The same as you and me. The same as your boss and coworkers. The same as strangers you meet on the street.

And just like these other people, your family members can make you feel great sometimes. At other times, your family can make you feel awful. Stressed. Or just pissed off.

It’s OK. Because not liking your family is normal. In fact, you should give yourself 5% of your “family time” to be upset with certain people in your family.

This lets those built up emotions work themselves out. Otherwise, they explode at the exact wrong moment, causing damage you can’t repair. And words you can’t take back.

The Quick Fix: When someone in your family upsets you, take one minute for yourself. Just leave the room and get some fresh air. Then take one minute to pull this person aside – even if it’s one of your kids – and be honest with them.

Tell them, “What you did made me very upset. I didn’t like it for these reasons. I’d appreciate it if you don’t do this again.” As long as you’re sensitive to their feelings in the future, this will fix family struggles for good.

Marriage Struggle #3: Stress

What is stress? I like to think of it as, “Too much to do and too little time.”

We also feel stressed when we’re held back, frustrated or even restrained, physically.

So “Stress” is really “wanting something or wanting to do something you can’t.”

This means wanting to say something you can’t… wanting to do something you shouldn’t… wanting your life to be different… all of it.

The good news is: stress can be gotten rid of, simply by DOING or SAYING whatever you’re holding back. Screw the consequences!  I say this because most stress is built up piles of little things. Especially in your marriage.

Try making an “honesty pact” with your spouse. Say, “I love you and therefore I never want you to feel stressed because of me, ever again. Let’s promise to be honest with each other, even if we think it might hurt.”

Risky, right? Not on your life!

Think of this clause like a release valve for your relationship: it lets you relieve built up pressure before it gets too great. (Before it blows your lid off like a Saturday morning cartoon!)

The Quick Fix: Express yourself for fifteen minutes, every day. You can spread these out into five minute chunks. Spend one saying what’s on your mind. Spend one doing something you’ve always wanted to do. Spend one breaking all the “rules.”

Encourage your spouse to do this, too, and you’ll never have a stressful marriage.

Marriage Struggle 3.5: Work

Work is another source of stress, right? That’s true.

When you bring home work stress, though, you bring home stress your partner has nothing to do with. So how do you let it out? Try venting. Try complaining.

Give yourself five minutes every night to “share a piece of your mind” with your partner about your boss.. your coworkers… your current project. Whatever.

But then do this:

Take a look at your vent. Have you ever had this same vent before?

How often?

If you’re venting about the same thing too much and too often, it’s time for you to make a change. Don’t change and you’re just bringing home the same stress over and over. For your partner to deal with.

That’s not fair and it will cause marriage struggles if you let it go on for too long. Not to mention, you will be miserable.

The Quick Fix: Keep a Venting Journal. Write down what you’re mad or stressed about, every day. If anything comes up three times in a row… or… three times in one week, you need to do something about it.

I hope these Quick Fixes helped your marriage or gave you tools to use once you get your marriage back. Can you leave a comment in the comments below?

Just share your favorite Marriage Struggle Quick Fix. Or share a stress-busting tip of your own!

Have A Happy Relationship,

– Ryan


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