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5 Experiences To Make With Your Partner Before You Die

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Which moments will you remember when you are really old and looking back at your life? Will you remember your greatest moments? Your victories? Your achievements? Yes you will. Will you realize that what made life worth living, were the great moments you had with the love of your life? You most definitely will.

When I work with couples I very often advise them how important it is to create memorable moments together.

What do I mean by memorable moments?

Memorable moments are situations you create consciously or that happen accidentally that tie your relationship bond closer together. They make you realize, how happy you are together. Those are rare moments, which flash into your life and we use to call true love moments.

Ever had one of those? Aren’t they great, worth remembering, worth living for?

If you had not so many of those, then why not actively create them?

No ideas?

I have collected 5 very special memorable experiences for you that I have made myself and which I consider the perfect choice for making them shining beacons in the history of your relationship.

Here are 5 very special experiences you have to make with your partner before you die:

1. Kiss in the rain

You may think that it is nothing special, but this is so underestimated. If you do it right, it could be a wonderful romantic experience.

Pick a day, preferable a summer day, when it really pours. Get on the street an kiss your heart out. The trick is to not care whether you are about to get completely wet.

For inspiration, check out the movie The Notebook and the wonderful romantic rain-kiss-scene at the end.

2. Message in a bottle together

It’s really simple, and yet so effective.

Write a letter together. It can be anything, as long it’s related to you both. It could be a poem you like, or the story how you’ve met, it doesn’t matter as long as it has a true mutual meaning.

Then go to a romantic place, preferable a big river or the ocean. If there are none of these nearby , why not taking a day off for a mini-vacation. Put the letter in a bottle, put a cork in it and throw it ceremoniously into the water. Don’t forget a little speech.

Give meaning to it and I guarantee you, you will never ever forget that.

3. Go to a retirement home and have a talk about relationships with a 90 year old

You’ve read my article about the retirement home and my experiences there. Do something similar. Pick a nice retirement home, pretend you were visiting your grandparents and ask questions, ask for their relationship tips.

You will be surprised by the outcome, I promise. You don’t need to be shy, elder people are very chatty, friendly and communicative.

4. Make love on the beach

This is a classic one. But who has actually made it? Have you? Be aware that it is not easy to accomplish (try it on the crowded beaches of Spain), you need the right place and the right moment, but it’s definitely something you must do. Just you two and the sky full of stars.

Trust me on this one.

5. Plant a tree together

Another classic. Something we usually set as a life-goal and do it alone. I recommend that you plant a tree together. Call it a tree of love. But do not be surprised of the amount of work you have to put in.

It’ll definitely be worth while, especially when you come back years later and see how it has grown beautifully.

5 great experiences to make, just pick the ones you like most and then go for it. No excuses, no delay, just do it.

Those are special experiences that usually do not happen accidentally (besides the rain-kissing maybe). You can plan them ahead emphasizing their importance and I’m sure you will treasure them in the future. They will strengthen your relationship getting you closer to each other.

In the end all that is going to be left are your experiences, memories and lessons you have learned through life that made you the person you are. One of the greatest gifts you will then posses is the knowledge that you’ve had wonderful moments of true love. Your life wasn’t wasted.

Cheesy, I know, but so true.

All the best,

Eddie Corbano

(Photograph is from istockphoto / vgstudio)

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23 Responses to 5 Experiences To Make With Your Partner Before You Die

  1. dying to know September 3, 2007 at 4:50 pm #

    kissing in the rain would be my best memory so far, thanks for the list

  2. Rubab September 3, 2007 at 4:48 pm #

    Wow, these work in early age of love particularly an eternal effect of planting a tree together.

  3. Veronica September 8, 2007 at 7:11 am #

    Good and interesting. Will definitely try all 5.

    Cheers and will recommend to friends.

  4. mundus September 12, 2007 at 6:23 pm #

    wow all 5 are amazing. if only the two of them will be up for it!

  5. corazon a cruz September 14, 2007 at 6:11 am #

    we’ll try planting a tree together. We made love on the beach and I highly recopmmend it!

  6. sebit September 18, 2007 at 12:03 pm #

    very interesting especially kissing in the rain and planting a tree together but what if the tree dies? won’t it effect your feelings?

    • Maryanne Dennis July 28, 2011 at 12:50 pm #

      don’t be so negative plant several at once, to increase your chances or just plant another if the first dies. think positive.
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  7. Edward Mills September 18, 2007 at 4:32 pm #

    Great list Eddie. I’ll be sharing these with my wife and we’ll see which ones we want to add to our life list.

  8. Eddie Corbano September 19, 2007 at 8:11 am #

    Edward, thank very much for your kind words.

    It’s great to have you here. šŸ™‚

    sebit, then I guess you have to take care of it most intensively, just like in a relationship šŸ˜‰ .

  9. Jerry September 29, 2007 at 5:26 pm #

    makes me feel good inside, great article!

  10. amanath March 15, 2008 at 5:57 am #

    hey those ideas are cool..i happened to visit ur site newly.im completely impressed..here by i will always visit your site..ur ideas were simply superb..especially planting a tree together..i will surely try that…here in my town its raining and this could be a great time to start up with that work..

    thanks..keep it up:D

  11. Sara March 22, 2008 at 11:54 pm #

    So much to look forward to.

  12. Sue September 9, 2008 at 8:19 pm #

    For the sex on the beach thing, I recommend St. George Island, Florida. Not another person on the beach for miles!

    • Eddie Corbano October 4, 2008 at 3:08 pm #

      @Sue

      Thanks, I will definitely check that out, when I’m in Florida again šŸ˜€ .

  13. heartbroken March 6, 2009 at 7:37 pm #

    my girlfriend and I used to do much stuff like that she broke up with me on Tuesday and i really am lost. this pain is never going to leave my body i feel like ve been cut in two

  14. Mutuelle April 14, 2009 at 10:00 am #

    @heartbroken
    I am in the same boat bro. After several years with someone, it’s really hard to forget her.
    So much questions coming back, so much what if…kind of self torture!
    Courage!

  15. @annieblawrence May 5, 2009 at 11:38 pm #

    My favorite is kissing in the rain. Although the others sound like great fun. We have planted trees together and the trees are getting tall now. We just celebrated our eighteen year anniversary. Love requires constant commitment and investments.

  16. Ashish Kalmegh June 2, 2009 at 8:29 am #

    I like the last one . Planting a tree together . As I love trees so I will make my partner do the same šŸ˜€

  17. Nora Jeanne Hirsu July 29, 2009 at 3:20 am #

    The above are fantastic tips….simple but yet effective.

    Spontaneous and excitement works wonders in any relationship. It helps with the bonding with your spouse or partner and build a stronger relationship.

    Thank you for the tips
    Nora Jeanne Hirsu

  18. Thili January 19, 2010 at 3:33 am #

    I broke up with my boy 2 months ago..after a long relationship. He was the perfect guy for me. He left me without a reason…still I can’t figure out the reason….
    Anyway I havn’t done any of those things with my ex..Those are really interesting…but what to do if there is no one to share those with me now………..

    • guest December 10, 2010 at 4:48 pm #

      stop being so down….good things come to those who wait. youll find that special person to share that special bond with, and if you dont success and independence is key.

  19. Andi March 2, 2010 at 5:35 am #

    Looove these ideas. I can say I’ve at least done 1…and several times, haha. šŸ˜‰

  20. Maryanne Dennis July 28, 2011 at 12:56 pm #

    A few years ago after a long drive in the mountains we came across a quaint little nursery, where we bought a tree off the old couple who ran it & planted it in our yard, although my partner and iĀ  moved away from there, we return every know & then & see how big & strong that tree grew. Its a wonderful feeling to share.

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