CNN.com: Smart ways to keep your marriage healthy

1. Watch your waistline… (Great advice!) 4. Make sex a priority-but not a chore… (even pastors agree with this one… Amen!) 7. Gab a little to your friend.  Hmmm??? What do you think of this one?

Married people don’t really want to tell their friends those things their husband or wife trusts to be keep behind closed doors.   So what can you do if you are wondering if you are the only one dealing with a similar situation?  … “I have this friend whose husband has been…” Ah! Major transparent fail!

And, hopefully the confidant doesn’t get bored and tell Your story about “this friend” at the school fundraiser get-together.  What’s wild is when that delicate (and very interesting) story gets told and retold, then back to the original (and shocked) couple in that community… It happens!

When I ask people for their… why they left and then wanted to go back to a relationship, stories for Cherries Over Quicksand… they know I will be changing their name, hair color and maybe their height and weight when I write their hidden romance lessons for others to learn from, so they’re ready to help other couples in any way they can… and I’ve been told that it’s kind of cool to be written as a 6’2″ cowboy in black boots!

I like the attached  CNN article, but how do you ask a friend about your ‘behind closed doors’ concerns? or should you?

Does it seem like… when one person in a group has jealousy issues and spying drama in their relationship the Green-Eyed Monster suspicions spread to surrounding couples like Vampires claiming more company? Jealousy is exhausting for the couple and all their friends listening to the stories, we hope this episode of Love Bites helps chase the monsters away to never bother happy loving couples again.

Everyone deserves trust, caring, mutual desires, gratitude and love in their romantic relationship. The list we share on this show for easily staying on the path to a non-jealous relationship is both comforting and sometimes embarrassing but I bet you all agree with the list after you listen to the show! I would love to read your comments. ;D

Extra: Please let us know what you think of the opening song “Energy” by Fire Tiger and their music video with singer Tiffany Alkouri at the end of the show… that lady has Energy! ;D

LINK TO SHOW: “5 Minute Love Bite With Rhonda Ricardo” On the Jon Hansen Show. Taking a loving relationship break. Is it a good thing? …odd thing? …a sexy thing?

What kinds of actions have Super-Sexy Relationship Power while on a break?   …showing up later at the front door with your hair cut like your puppy or posting a video of you putting something smelly in their trunk?… hee hee!!! JK!  But there are lots of cool things you can do after a a disagreement to make your relationship stronger… but it is a confusing time… people in love but on a break with hurting hearts have been known to walk like baby ducks on a ski slope,  trip over parking blocks or walk into doors, ouch… as minds tend to wander… so be careful out there!! …and Awesome!  Can a break can be refreshing and energizing… and bring back Hot romance to your relationship?!… Please listen at the link and please leave a comment about the show or your views on taking a loving relationship break!  Thank you!  RhondaImage

LINK TO SHOW: "5 Minute Love Bite With Rhonda Ricardo". How do you keep the romance hot even while apart? On the Jon Hansen Show

This is a fun chapter in the next Cherries Over Quicksand because I really had to do my romance research!  Men and women could not keep from laughing when they told me what they had imagined their hot man or woman doing when one of them had to travel alone… whether they were the one at home or traveling, their minds could create the most Fantastic images! (Were they literally “Dancing on rooftops” like me?! LOL!!)… And of course they would realize they were being ridicules… or were they? Please listen at the radio show LINK here and let me know what YOU think too!  I hope you love it and can use some of the romance hints shared on the show! ;D

(My new FB friend and fabulous singer/entertainer Ken Johnson put me on this building while I was dancing… wait… put this photo of me on the building… haha!!  You can hear his song “The Long Goodbye – Ken Johnson” on YouTube or see it my Rhonda Ricardo Facebook page.)

Show opening:

“Men and women agree that Touch keeps the Roar in romance, and ‘Good communication’ maintains relationship-Strength.  So what happens if you are in the type of romance you Thought you could have Only dreamt about, with an amazing person that Melts into your arms the moment they come through the door; but then something comes up and they have to travel… Without you?   Hmm?? …” -COQ  (The story continues on the “Love Bites” link to Jon Hanson’s Show above… my giggles and all..I couldn’t help it! Hee hee!! Please enjoy the show friends! And leave your comments too!)

LINK: 5 Minute Love Bite With Rhonda Ricardo #3 Flying solo on Valentine’s Day. On the Jon Hansen Show.

Is it better to be single on a holiday?

Holidays are a time when people usually see family… family wants you to be happy, so of course they don’t want you to be single… even if They are upside-down in their relationship, it’s just how it works with loving families.

They want you to be a shining living example of “In love in a romantic relationship” because they love you and want you to be happy.  Also, so they can ask those fun… How did you meet? What is his or her family like? What does he or she do for a living? Does she have a hot sister or brother? questions that make you cringe! LOL!! I’m just kidding around. Really it is nice to have someone special on a holiday… but it seems there are Growing ways to meet: The New Mr. or Ms. Cool-person in your life … ON a Holiday! I’m adding more holiday romance research (and chaos/avoiding chaos… there’s always chaos! haha! It’s just a human fact;) in the New Cherries Over Quicksand.

This show link (above) reveals why it could be fun to be single on Valentine’s Day… and turn super romantic!

I hope everyone enjoys this 5 Minute Love Bites With Rhonda Ricardo on the Jon Hansen Show. Please leave your comments friends!

LINK: 5 Minute Love Bite With Rhonda Ricardo #2 Bringing romance Back on a holiday or birthday. On the Jon Hansen Show

There are so many ways to focus on bringing romance back to relationships on a holiday or birthday… I could not get all the bazillion (;D) ways on this fun link above, there will be more in the new Cherries Over Quicksand, but I did describe 5 Minutes of the Giant Ideas!  ;D  Especially the way she gets 2 gifts and HE has a BIG SMILE on his face! Hee hee!!

What I like about this segment is the part about how a family house filled with children can still be romantic… and how when the kids see the ways mom and dad do little romantic gestures to honor each other during their holiday  preparations… the kids could remember how their parents cherished each other and bring that high level of respect and love to their own marriage years later.  He can surprise her with flowers for the house… She can light candles, where the dogs tail won’t knock it off the hearth and the kids can’t melt action figures! Ha!

I hope everyone listens to this one… It’s rapid-fire romance suggestions that could re-ignite fun and romance in future holidays!! …but be careful with those candles. (Smile)   And Radio Show Host Jon Hansen’s comments at the end are right on! … but he should know… I like hearing him describe his amazing and surprising family!  Very cool. ;D

I’m still working toward my: “ROMANCE AND FAMILY PEACE PRIZE!” for inspiring romance in relationships and keeping families together and happy for generations! I don’t know why this blessing was given to me… but I sure do like it!  And it’s fun! ;D

I better go do something romantic now… I’ll report back… or maybe not this time… mystery is romantic too… but it will involve my pretty new lip gloss and the smell of sizzling bacon… haha! ;D

Please leave your comments below friends!  The comments on FB are fabulous!… I would love to get to know more of you here!!! ;D