When the initial thrill of romance settles into the rhythm of daily life, it may feel like the passion is dying down. But worry not! We’ve compiled 12 innovative ways to help you reignite the lost spark in your relationship:
12. Try new things
We can become very comfortable and stick to routine, but trying something new is a fantastic way to reconnect with your other half. For example, take a salsa lesson, learn a language together, or do anything you haven’t tried before.
You can even learn things about each other from this new experience.
11. Take care of yourself
Taking care of yourself is very important, but many people forget. If you can’t take care of yourself, you will struggle with insecurities and negative thoughts, which will reflect on your relationship.
When you care for yourself, you’re in a better position to love others.
10. Spill a Secret
Telling your loved one something no one else knows is a great way to share a truly intimate moment. It shows a high level of trust, and can really get you both talking to one another in a deep and meaningful way.
9. Make an Effort
Remember when you first got together and you went all-out to impress one another? Booking a table at their favorite restaurant for date night, buying flowers, dressing up and leaving little love notes around the place?
Making such an effort, even when you’re further into the relationship, can be just what you both need to pep things up.
8. Love to Laugh
The couple who laughs together, loves together, or so goes an old saying. Whether it’s watching a comedy movie, seeing a live stand-up act or simply goofing around, sharing laughter is a great way to connect with anyone.
7. Embrace Endorphins
Doing something that gives you both an adrenaline rush can really help to reignite your love life. The thrill can be real, as studies show that sharing a hair-raising experience is actually capable of increasing attraction levels!
6. Share Your Goals
Sharing your life goals can be a sure-fire way to get to know your partner better. And if you think you know them already, perhaps it would be wise to assume that things might have changed.
What are their thoughts on what’s happening in the world today? How’s their career and where would they like things to go? What are their dreams for the future? If you don’t know the answers to questions such as these, it might be time to start talking!
5. Make Memories
Doing memorable things together will ensure you always have some good times to look back on. This can really help to engender a feeling of togetherness.
Make a fuss when it’s an anniversary or birthday, plan regular date nights, and look out for unusual things to do together. That way you’ll have plenty to look back on in future.
4. Be Realistic
Those initial feelings of fluttering butterflies in the tummy never last beyond the first, most heady stages of a relationship. It’s how you react to the softening of these feelings that counts.
There’s no pressure to feel head-over-heels in love during every minute of the day. Nor does not doing so mean that your love has died.
3. Say Thank You
Never, ever take your partner for granted. If you want to keep your love alive, then don’t forget to thank them on a regular basis. Whether it’s cooking dinner again, picking up something you want from the store or arranging a real treat, a small thank you really can go a long way.
2. Three Little Words
Never forget to tell your long term partner that you love them. Adore them. Appreciate them. As well as why. A few little words really can go such a long way.
1. Get Physical
When we talk about getting physical a la Olivia Newton John, we’re not only talking about getting down and dirty. Holding hands, reaching out, hugs and even a quick touch on the arm can mean far more than you think.
Regular physical contact can help ensure you remain connected, rather than avoiding intimacy or getting to the point where you never touch one another. This will of course pay dividends in the bedroom too!
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