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RELATIONSHIP BOOTCAMP INTRODUCTION: BRINGING THE FUN BACK INTO YOUR RELATIONSHIP

Relationship Bootcamp SidebarOur significant other is a very important part of our life. Whether you are married, engaged, just coupled, living together or living separately it is safe to say that you spend a lot of time with this person or thinking about this person. If you have been in a relationship for any amount of time, you know that after awhile you can get comfortable and settle into a routine. Although a routine can be good for some aspects of your life, a relationship should be anything but.

For the month of November “the Diva” is going to help whip you into shape so you can then whip your relationship into shape.

I call it my “Relationship Bootcamp.” We’re going to shake it up for a month and remind the loves of our life why they fell in love with us in the first place. We’re going to surprise them, wow them and then love on them. (Rinse, lather, repeat.)

For the entire month of November we are going to focus on someone else. The “Relationship Bootcamp” will include articles, ideas, worksheets, recipes and little “love notes” that you can print out and tuck somewhere just to let them know that you were thinking about them.

Let’s get out of the routine and bring the fun back into our relationships.

If you have a blog or a website, garb the “Relationship Bootcamp” badge and put it on your sidebar. Blog about it. Tweet about it. Spread the word and let other women in relationships know what you are working on in the month of November.

Relationship Bootcamp

If you are going to participate, leave a comment and let me know.

Commenting on the posts in this series will be important because I will be giving out random prizes and gift certificates to those who are participating.

There will be weekly assignments and “homework” check-ins.

The first homework assignment and article will be put up on Wednesday evening. You can then “check in” on Friday to let everyone know how you did. (The comments allow you to have discussions, so participate in the conversation that is happening below each post.)

I will also do a special show this month on MomTV to catch up with you ladies and see how you are doing.

Tips, comments, stories, pictures and emails will always be welcomed.

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44 Comments

  1. I think this is a great – looking forward to participating! 🙂 I just grabbed the badge and am adding it to my blog now!

    • Dear Kat,

      I am glad that you will be participating. (You are the best cheerleader ever. PLUS an awesome proof reader.) Thank you for adding the badge to your blog.

      Take care,
      Shynea

  2. What a fabulous idea! I am not married nor engaged, but I’ve been with my boo for about 2 years. As the weather is getting colder and ‘cuddling’ season is coming in, I want to do different things so him and I don’t rely on hanging at either of our places for fun.

    Can’t wait!

    • Dear Chinye,

      I am glad that you will be participating. It is ALWAYS good to keep things spicy in a relationship. 😉

      Take care,
      Shynea

  3. Shynea, You are so gifted! I love your ideas! You know you can count me in!

    • Dear Kenesha,

      I am glad that you will be participating. I try to make my blog/website as fun and inclusive for my visitors/readers as possible.

      Take care,
      Shynea

  4. I am all in!!!

    • Dear Marquita,

      I am SO glad you are in. (Especially all the way. lol)

      Take care,
      Shynea

      • YES because my fiance and I need this Boot Camp before we tie the knot in March! LOL

  5. I love it. I am def. in for the bootcamp this month. Anything to show my hubby how much I love him, and it will help me be more intentional. I look forward to the challenge.

    • Dear Zion,

      I am glad that you will be participating in the Relationship Bootcamp this month. Hopefullly I can provide you with some ideas on how to make your hubby feel extra special this month.

      Take care,
      Shynea

  6. I look forward to the challenge I’ve been married for 10 years and any additional advice will help. But the best movie I’ve seen about being married is (Fireproof) I recommend everyone watch this awesome movie it will also give you some insite on marriage.

    • Dear Tarena,

      I am glad that you are looking forward to this challenge. Congratulations on being married for 10 years! That is a BIG accomplishment and I hope you and your hubby have 10 more together. I am definitely going to have to check out the movie Fireproof. I have heard nothing but good things about it.

      Take care,
      Shynea

  7. This is such a great idea! A couple weeks ago I actually started my own little challenge in working on my marriage. I have noticed that I have become so busy that I have not been as affectionate with my husband and we have become comfortable with that which is not good at all.

    Marriage really is a lot of work and I find that it starts with YOU. If you are willing to take the steps necessary to create a good marriage relationship, your spouse eventually catches on and does the same in return.

    I have not purposely wanted to pull away from my husband. Things have just gotten so busy with me working from home and dealing with being pregnant and 3 little ones… but I am seeing that I really need to step up to the plate and take action.

    So many times we put the blame on our spouse for not doing this or that, but what are WE doing? Are we putting them first or are we more focused on our own lives and what WE need?

    So, I have decided to take the initiative to really let go of my own desires and put my husband first. This means going to him when I would like him to come to me. This means going the extra mile to think of ways to bless him throughout the day.

    God knows, I really don’t have time for all this stuff. LOL But in the long run, doing things like this will really benefit a relationship. Oh, and being consistent is something I am dealing with too.

    Well, I am sure you didn’t ask me for all that. But I felt like sharing. 🙂

    Oh, and thanks so much for commenting on my blog as well! I appreciate that.

    DAWN

    • Dear Dawn,

      I am glad to see that you will be participating. I am like you, I have become so busy with work, my children and then maintaining my household that I often put my marriage LAST all of the time. A relationship is SO hard and I have to remember that when the times get tough. Thank you so much for sharing your story, because you are giving me hope that marriage isn’t always going to be like this. I look forward to seeing if any of my ideas helps you out in your marriage.

      Take care,
      Shynea

  8. I am in….

    I was just thinking about something to bring spice back…

    Now I have to make a mental note to make sure I check back tonight…

    thanks 🙂

    • Dear Mocha,

      I am glad that you are in. I hope that I can give you some ideas on how to spice it back up a little bit. Make sure you keep checking back as I might just throw some random, fun assignments up here. 😉

      Take care,
      Shynea

  9. I can’t what to see what ideas you have, my boo and I are coming up on our 1 year anniversary so I this comes right in the nick of time. Thanks!

    • Dear Nonebetter,

      I hope that some of my ideas will be able to spark some ideas of your own. One year is a magical year, and I am glad that you have made it to that point. I look forward to seeing you participate.

      Take care,
      Shynea

  10. Shynea, You always have such great ideas. I will participating. Thanks for all you do to help others. God Bless!

    • Dear Cynthia,

      I think that this idea could possibly be an annual, or a monthly, thing on this website. I am glad to see that you will be participating. I love helping others, it makes me feel good on the inside and has been my passion for SO long. God bless you too my dear.

      Take care,
      Shynea

  11. Looking forward to this challenge. Came across your website today. And being its the holiday season and time to be thankful and cheerful givers, what a better way to work on our significant others.

    • Dear Susan,

      I am glad that you are looking forward to this challenge. I am even happier that you have stumbled across my little place on the internet. I hope that your significant other, as well as yourself, benefits from the ideas that I have thrown out there.

      Take care,
      Shynea

  12. I can’t wait…..we are in need of a little refresher in our love life!

    • Dear Married Baby Now What,

      I think that at one point in time or another EVERYONE is in need of a little refresher in their love life. (Especially moi.) I am glad that you will be participating.

      Take care,
      Shynea

  13. What a super cute idea…the love of my life and I are celebrating our 2 year anniversary at the end of this month so this is just in time…COUNT ME IN!!!

    • Dear Franjerra,

      Congratulations on celebrating 2 years with the love of your life. I remember when I approached two years, I just couldn’t believe that 24 months had passed by. I am looking forward to seeing your participation in the Relationship Bootcamp.

      Take care,
      Shynea

  14. You know I am in! Love this idea. Now I am going to add the button to my blog and spread the love and word about it!

    • Dear Priscilla,

      Hey mama! I am glad to see that you will be participating. Thank you so much for adding the button to your blog and spreading the word. I hope that I give y’all a few ideas on how to make the man in your life feel extra special.

      Take care,
      Shynea

  15. I’m in!

    • Dear Chrissy,

      Thank you for participating. I hope to get to know you through these activities.

      Take care,
      Shynea

  16. Mona’s in! Please don’t have me doing backflips, or any type of contortions…I’m not as flexible as I used to be…

    • hahaha!!! That comment just cracked me up!! So funny!

    • Mona,

      You are HILARIOUS girl. I have no idea where the social network would be without your humor. I promise I won’t have you doing any kind of backflips. (Does bending yourself into a pretzel shape count?) I think we are all benefiting from the LACK of flexibility in our lives. LOL

      Take care,
      Shynea

  17. I’m in a have my pom-poms in hand. I think this will be great and am looking to see some growth in my marriage. Thanks Shynea so much for encouraging healthy relationships through this challenge!

    • Dear Rayna,

      Pom poms? I never said anything about props. LOL I am hoping that I will at least give you a few ideas on how to bring something different into your marriage. I am a strong believer in healthy marriages and I am hoping that this challenge will remind us to remember our spouse throughout the day.

      Take care,
      Shynea

  18. I’m in. I think that working for something positive is always a good thing!

    • Dear Angela,

      I am glad that you are in. I am a strong believer in positive relationships, so I hope that you and your significant other have fun this month with the exercises.

      Take care,
      Shynea

  19. I am in. After being married for 9 years I like to keep everything fresh and exciting. Another movie to watch is Not Easily Broken.

  20. So Greg kinda made a purchase on Eden Fantasys last week…*cough*

  21. This sounds like a really good idea, I am in. We have been married for almost 13 years and together for almost 18 years. I think this will be interesting 🙂 I can’t wait to see what happens.

  22. I want in on the relationship bootcamp, I am engaged, and physically and mentally drained out from working two jobs, and keeping busy with my 2 year old daughter. My fiance and I rarely have time alone, I need some relationship help.

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