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How to make a holiday romance last
You met the most wonderful person on holiday. But now you're back at home and want to keep the romance going. Here's help...

So, you’re smack dab in the middle of a holiday romance. How wonderful! Do you feel like you’ve grown at least an inch taller, since your feet aren’t quite touching the ground – only your toes?

O.K, taller is good – it makes you feel pretty, and enhances that lithe, sexy look you’ve been going for. As the days go on, you feel warm and fuzzy and exhilarated, all at once.

Flitting through your brain, though, are thoughts like “If this is a dream, I don’t ever want to wake up. Please don’t pinch me”, and then “this is really lovely – but how can I make it last? How can I keep the bubble from bursting?”

Some really cool ideas for keeping the holiday romance alive

• First and foremost, relax

Don’t push. After all, the ‘holiday season’ is truly an all year round affair. It begins with New Year’s Day, goes through such romantic times as Valentine’s Day, a celebration of you on Women's Day, then there's Christmas. And before you know it, with champagne and a party, we again transition to the New Year cycle. A different perspective on the ‘Holiday Season’, right?

• Give gifts from your heart, not your wallet

Don’t assume a small gift makes for small feelings. The old proverb ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive’ is at work here, and almost always makes you a big winner. Sometimes a simple, home cooked, candle light dinner, made with a dollop of your ‘secret ingredient’, love, is the best gift of all. And don’t forget to put on a good CD. Music really enhances the atmosphere.

• In a serious vein, make a strong effort to be aware, and supportive, of the traditions of your guy’s friends and family

If you want this relationship to go somewhere, caring communication is definitely where it’s at. It’ll ensure you score a whole lot more than just brownie points.

Respect and self respect. Image and self image. Communication. Building on the positive. Isn’t this what happiness is all about? Of course it is! Now it’s up to you. Relax and enjoy.

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