Carrie's Corner

Welcome to Carrie's Corner, where I explore all-things Couples, romance, adventure, cuisine and Jamaica. Join me on this journey as I share weekly stories of the lovable staff, loyal guests and behind-the-scenes insights of these breathtaking resorts as Chief Romance Officer of Couples Resorts.

Why a Private Romantic Dinner is Always a Good Idea

Hi Couples family,

I recently when on my at Couples Sans Souci a few months ago and one of our favorite highlights of the trip was the private gazebo dinner. Read on to find out why this splurge was so worth the cost.

 

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The Skinny on Skinny-Dipping

5 reasons skinny-dipping can heal your relationship

Relationships can be hard work, and sometimes you just need to embrace a new adventure, hand in hand. The cure for a monotonous relationship? How about skinny dipping?

Here’s the skinny as to how this bare(ly) discussed topic can heal your relationship and help reignite an extinguished flame.

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5 distractions that explain why your intimacy is fading

In a world where we are socially connected 24/7 and are empowered with a computer in the palm of our hand, it is easy to get wrapped up in social media, phone notifications and other distractions that take you away from quality time and communication with your partner.

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Romantic Summer Date Ideas

The days are lazy and the sunshine is boasting longer and longer hours . . . summer is here. Embrace the changing of the seasons by seizing the opportunity to love on your loved one with quality one-on-one time. Grab the picnic basket, put on your summer swimsuits, head out to hear local live music and explore other romantic summer dates that are sure to keep your love as fiery as the summer heat.

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Relationship in a rut?

Here are 10 ways to bounce back.

Is your relationship in a rut? Over time it is easy to get lazy in your relationship, and all of a sudden you barely talk, let alone have meaningful conversations to check in with your partner on a consistent basis. A romantic relationship is the center of the household and is the basis for which children, friends and family can get a realistic glimpse into what a healthy and happy relationship entails. It’s time to get back on track and show them how it’s done.

Here are 10 ways to reignite the spark in your love life.

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Why your second marriage is better than your first.

Going to the chapel and we're, gonna get married (again). . .

More and more people are finding their happily ever after after an initial marriage that went south. While wedded bliss is intended to be for a “one and only”, is it realistic to find The One the first time around?

Below we explore various reasons why a second marriage can work better than your first.

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Real Romance: John and Ann Betar, Married 83 Years

This year, after 83 years together, John and Ann Betar became the longest married couple in America. They eloped on November 25th, 1932 after fleeing their close-knit Syrian neighborhood in Bridegport, Connecticut. They drove as fast as they could to Harrison, New York to avoid Ann's father's plans to marry her off to a man 20 years older.

Read their story and advice for married couples below. Enjoy!

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Jumpstart Your Love Life on Vacation

One of the best ways to rejuvenate a couple’s love life is the simple act of getting away. It can be near or far, but by leaving your everyday worries, obligations and responsibilities behind, you create a carefree environment to let loose and fall in love again.

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Chief Romance Officer Carrie Barrett Talks Romance, LIVE on TV

February is the month of love, and our Chief Romance Officer Carrie Barrett is the thought leader on the subject. To promote the season of Valentine's Day, she was hosted by nine news stations across the country to chat about ways couples can keep the spark alive all year long.

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Real Romance: Alex and Diane Lane

Hi Couples family,

We are starting a new series on the blog titled "Real Romance", where I will explore great love stories of past guests and from people around the world. I am in search of the best love stories and need your help in identifying these true love experiences to showcase on my blog.

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