It happens in most relationships: the initial fire has died down and you feel unable to reignite the spark. After a while, we tend to take people and things we love for granted. The same rule applies to romance. But don’t worry, that fire isn’t gone, you just need to rekindle it. These three tips will help you keep your relationship alive and feel like two young lovebirds again.
1. Start Dating Again
Remember how exciting dates were? They allowed you to chat with your partner and get to know each other. As the years went by, you’ve stopped setting aside time for only the two of you. In fact, chances are you don’t even talk so much anymore like you did in the early days.
Well, it’s time to go back to the start. Schedule an evening each week that the two of you will spend together. Go out for dinner or stay at home to watch a movie. Talk about what is happening in your lives and find out what your partner is thinking about. The key to a successful relationship is to grow together, and you can’t do that if there’s no communication.
2. Share Your Stories
Your partner is your best friend, but does she really know you all that well? Do you know her? Yes, you’ve spent as many years as you have together, but both of you had a life before you started your relationship.
Get out that old photo album and look at each other’s family photos. Recount some anecdotes from your life that you want her to know. This is a great way to get to know each other even better and keep your relationship alive. What’s more, it’s also a good way to build an even deeper bond with your partner.
3. Share the Fun, Too
You could also be unhappy with your relationship because both of you are stuck in the same routine. To keep your relationship alive, you need to step outside of your comfort zone every now and then.
When was the last time you had fun together? Plan a weekend trip for the two of you. Visit the sights, partake in some fun activity, and end your day with a romantic dinner. You will feel like young honeymooners, ready to restart your life together.