CHAPTER ONE: ONCE UPON A TIME…IN THE BEGINNING
I know you remember the day you met your man. You told all your friends "He is the one!" He gave you "goose bumps" and butterflies in your belly. There was a bliss of romance and you looked forward to every date. You probably spent the entire week trying on clothes or shopping for new ones just to impress him. You smiled at everything he said. You put on a show for him at all times. Even if you had worked all day and just wanted to go home, take your shoes off, and plop down…if your man called to take you dancing, you put on those dancing shoes and danced til the wee early hours of the morning! You always found time to take long weekends together somewhere romantic. You made sure you surprised him with some sexy lingerie. You probably stayed up late talking and laughing about everything and anything.
But now you have been married for quite a few years, you probably have children and the newness has worn off. You have ridden life's ups and downs and have steered you and your relationship into mediocrity (what a pity!). The fireworks that used to light up your life like the Fourth of July have now fallen into disappointment. Unfortunately, by now some of you are on a roller coaster ride, going up and down and all around…barely hanging on. What was once fun, exciting, exhilarating has now become more than scary…or even worse…has become dull! Now you just want to jump off the ride. The more the years go by, the more we sit and wonder what happened to our "fairy tale romance."