June 9, 2004

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TheRomantic.com Tip of the Week

June 9, 2004

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~~~    In This Issue    ~~~

* From the Editor – feel good romance
* It’s the Little Things – great licks
* Sponsor – dads day idea
* Contest – illustrious illustrator
* Sponsor – divorce-proof your marriage
* Tip of the Week – labor isnt work

* Romantic Resources – get even closer
* Who is Michael Webb?
* Removal/Change of Address Instructions

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~~~    From the Editor      ~~~

I dont usually include in my Tip of the Week a story that is simply *feel good* romance. Most of what I post on my website and here in my newsletter has to have some sort element that can be recreated by many.

But the story I received this week was so touching I decided it was worthy of including. I think you will too.
Have a loving week.  — Michael

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~~~   It’s the Little Things   ~~~

Going out for an ice cream cone for no special reason.

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~~~   Sponsor   ~~~

WHAT TO DO FOR FATHERS DAY JUNE 20?

I recommended this idea last year and I still get emails from people who said it was the best gift ever for Father’s Day.

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~~~  Contest     ~~~

Thanks to all who voted for the best *Creative Ways to Say I Love You* story.

The one with the most votes was *Until 2 + 2 = 3*.

You can read the winning story and the others here:
http://theromantic.com/stories/iloveyou/main.htm and here:
http://theromantic.com/stories/iloveyou/main2.htm

This week’s contest is for those who own my book, The Romantic’s Guide (now in its 8th printing I might add). What is the name of the illustator who created all those wonderfully whimsical drawings for my book?

Send your entry via e-mailto:tipofweek@aol.com
Please *illustrator* in the subject line.

Entries must be received by Monday.

TheRomantic.com’s ever growing PRIZE VAULT is filled with books,
several board games including Romantic Sensations, An Enchanting
Evening and others, CDs, dance lessons and other fun stuff at

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~~~  Sponsor      ~~~

ARE YOU AMONG THE 17%

It is estimated that 83% of failed relationships could be prevented if couples asked each other the right questions. For a list of the 1,000 most important questions to ask, go here: http://theromantic.com/1000.htm

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~~~    Tip of the Week    ~~~

Labor of Love
by Anonymous
http://www.TheRomantic.com

My lover always loved her vegetable garden. Every Spring she looked forward to breaking ground, working on the raised beds, planting seeds and seedlings and harvesting her own food. 

I knew she had a progressive lung disease when I met her, but didn’t expect it to progress so rapidly.  The last Spring she started talking about giving up her garden – it was too difficult to maintain, took too much energy.  I promised her as long as she lived that she would have a vegetable garden. 
Despite the fact that I hated bugs and couldn’t tell the difference between a weed and a Walla Walla onion, I turned over her ground by hand, and I dug trenches tossing soil to the sides to make the raised beds.  I composted, fertilized, and seeded the garden.  My Dana was able to plant some of the seedlings and harvest the crop, but I made sure it was watered and weeded.  She would sit in her garden with oxygen tank next to her picking beans or tending to a sick zucchini, and she looked so happy. 
      
She died the following winter.  That was seven and a half years ago, but every spring I still break ground and plant my seedlings in my own garden, and I send a thank you prayer for all of the gifts my Dana gave to me, and the one gift I was able to give to her.  My labor of love.

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~~~     Romantic Resources      ~~~

Draw closer together with 1000 Questions for Couples at
http://www.questionsforcouples.com

Spice up your love life with 500 Lovemaking Tips & Secretshttp://www.500lovemakingtips.com

Learn the 50 Secrets of Blissful Relationships at
http://www.50secrets.com

Discover 300 Creative Dates at http://www.300creativedates.com

There is A Better Way To Date
http://theromantic.com/abetterway.htm

Read about The Romantic’s Guide to Popping the Question at
http://www.howtoproposemarriage.com

You can purchase Michael Webb’s bestseller, The Romantic’s Guide:
Hundreds of Creative Tips for a Lifetime of Love
, at bookstores
nationwide, Amazon.com or BN.com
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~~~  Who is Michael Webb?     ~~~

He is:
Athena’s loving husband
Father to Ashton and Ireland
Best-selling author
* The Romantic’s Guide: 100s of Creative Tips for a Lifetime of Love
* The Romantic’s Guide to Popping the Question
* 50 Secrets of Blissful Relationships
* 50 More Secrets of Blissful Relationships
* 300 Creative Dates
* 1000 Questions for Couples
* A Better Way to Date
* 500 Lovemaking Tips & Secrets
Founder, National Resurrect Romance Week (second full week in Aug)
Syndicated Columnist, “TheRomantic.com Column”
Romance/Relationship expert on over 500 TV/radio stations
Founder, TheRomantic.com
Founder, Love One Another Foundation

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