What to do on a first year dating anniversary
Roseann Haines began writing professionally in 1987 and has worked for "The News Herald." Under ' Ra Thorn,' she has published fiction for Echelon Press and Fictionwise.
She holds a Master of Arts in English literature from Belford University, an Associates of Science in Political Science from Pima Community College, and graduated from Artistic Beauty College.
Pinpoint what you have brought to each other's lives.
Spend an afternoon or an evening with just the two of you and talk about what is important to each person in your work, your relationship and your personal lives and see where you intersect or can be of help to each other.
The first photo shoot can take you to places that mean a great deal to you, and you can ask others to take pictures of you or invest in a camera that has a timer.
If you have the money to do so, you can even opt for a professional photographer to go to those places with you.
Now is the time to toast yourselves, so take a night away and just enjoy yourselves.
You might see things that spark memories you have never talked about before, and that can make the day even fresher in your memory that it already is.
The first giddy rush of a new relationship owes much of its feeling to chemistry: The brain produces dopamine in response to the new person.
But past this initial phase, different chemicals are released.
You can have a miniature version of your wedding cake, the same DJ at the party that you had at your wedding, the same flowers, and so much more.
This time you will be much more relaxed because the details are much simpler.