When you’ve been with someone for so long that you can barely remember a time before them, it’s natural to fall into a bit of a rut. And while having a routine isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it can take its toll on the romance in the relationship.
If things between the two of you have been a little more fizzle than sizzle of late, we’ve got seven tips to help you heat things back up. BYO wine and rose petals! 🌹
1. Talk to Each Other
No, we mean really talk – not just about work or the kids, but about you and your partner. Communication is an essential part of any relationship, and good communication can prevent arguments, strengthen trust and honesty, and help you gain a better understanding of your partner.
Whether it’s some pillow talk each night or a scheduled bit of time each weekend, having regular, deep conversations can lead to a more satisfying and rewarding connection.
2. Go on Regular Dates
Relationships are about commitment, so commit to going on dates as often as you can, whether it’s each week or each month – and we don’t mean stay-at-home-in-your-PJs kind of dates, either.
You may think you know everything about your partner, but trying new experiences is sure to bring out a side to them you’ve never seen before.
Escape rooms will put their (and your) wits to the test, putting them under pressure to solve the room’s puzzles and riddles within the time limit. Or why not try rock climbing? It’ll bring out their inner child and their competitive side.
4. Spend Some Time Apart
There’s a reason why everyone says absence makes the heart grow fonder – it’s true! Taking some time away from your partner will give you the opportunity to reflect and appreciate what a significant part of your life they are.
Now that you’ve had a relaxing getaway apart, it’s time to reunite and reconnect with a romantic holiday together. Regardless of whether you choose to stay in Oz, head to a Balinese resort or explore the beauty of Europe, travelling is the perfect way to refresh both your perspectives on life – and your relationship.
Sometimes all you need is a change of scenery and an escape from all the distractions of everyday life to recharge the romance.
6. Work Towards a Common Goal
You may not have all the same interests, but sharing an activity or working towards a common goal can be a great way to breathe some romance back into your lives.
It could be a health goal, like training for a marathon or losing weight together. It could be a financial goal, like saving for a big trip or a new home. Anything that encourages you both to work as a team is going to benefit your relationship.
7. Show Your Appreciation
If you love them, show them! Everyone needs to feel appreciated from time to time, even if it’s a simple ‘thank you’ or ‘I love you’. Cute post-it notes around the house and texts throughout the day never go astray, either.