My husband and I had just celebrated our third anniversary and although we were still “newlyweds,” we weren’t exactly getting along lately and had let our spark fade. The year before, we had celebrated our second anniversary with a romantic getaways in Maine at The Dunes and had the time of our lives, so with our marriage at a current stand still, I thought it would be best to get back to our happy place.
On that Friday morning, I drank my coffee on the couch while he was still asleep and got the best idea of my life to date. I picked up the phone and crossed my fingers that The Dunes had a cottage for us. They were able to put us in a cozy cottage with a view of the water so I quickly woke my husband up and told him to pack, we were headed to The Dunes for the weekend.
Those two days at The Dunes on the Waterfront were all we needed to rekindle what we had let go. Simple things like sitting at the table outside of our cottage in the adirondack chairs together or just taking the row boat to the very private beach for the day got us back to where we were supposed to be.
I realize couples have been married much longer than us and have been through much more trying times — so I must say, maintenance is a must in every relationship, whether you’ve been married 3 years or 70 years. For us, it happened to be getting back to our happy place, The Dunes on the Waterfront in Ogunquit, ME.
- Kelly Nelson