It’s easy to take your relationship for granted. You may start to feel as if you don’t have the spark that brought you together with your partner in the first place, and it can be tricky to know where to begin when you need a little change. Here are ten ways you can bring the spark back into your relationship.
1 – Communicate Your Needs
It’s one thing to expect a lack of communication will work itself out, but quite another to rely on assumptions being correct. To keep things going strong, open up and tell your partner what makes you happy – it will help them learn what they need to do more of or how they might want to go about doing something differently.
2 – Initiate Intimacy
If you’ve fallen into a bit of a rut, then it’s okay to bring up the idea of spicing things up in your relationships. Let your partner know that you’re interested in them and want to bring back some intimacy. Whether that means experimenting with new positions or trying out an open relationship, both partners should be on board before anything happens.
3 – Spend More Time Together
Spending more time together can bring about feelings of happiness and passion, especially if it’s something you’re working towards. You might decide to plan trips together or even work towards a shared goal like running a marathon or learning an instrument. Spending time with one another is important for any relationship – when was the last time you went on a date… ?
4 – Reconnect With Your Passion
If you feel like a big part of yourself is missing in the relationship, bring it back by reconnecting with your passion. Whether that means going back to school or taking up a new hobby, this will bring happiness and fulfillment into your life – and ultimately make you more appealing to your partner.
5 – Rekindle Old Interests
If there is something outside the relationship that once made either of you happy, then bring it back into the fold. For example, if dancing was an important part of your relationship early on before work obligations got in the way, then pick it up again!
6 – Accept Imperfection in Yourself and Others
The best relationships are built on a foundation of acceptance. You don’t have to like everything about your partner, but it’s important that you don’t bring those things up every chance you get – and that includes accepting your own flaws as well. By accepting yourself and others for who you are, the both of you will bring a sense of peace into the relationship that can be difficult to find elsewhere.
7 – Remember What Made Spending Time Together So Enjoyable in the First Place
When was the last time you really talked about what caused those sparks to fly in the first place? Is it still strong now? If not, bring those earlier conversations back so you both remember why spending time with one another is so enjoyable. It might help if you use these intimate moments as an opportunity to bring back what made you feel wanted and desired.
8 – Rekindle The Romance
As people get older, romance can begin to fall by the wayside even in the best of relationships. Bring it back with a date night out or an intimate getaway. While this might bring about some unwelcome pressure, it will bring feelings of happiness and love to revitalize your relationship.
9 – Avoid Becoming One Of Those Couples Who Talks About Kids Early On
This is difficult advice to give when you’re in your early twenties and still exploring your options, but bring in family planning early on can bring about feelings of resentment if both parties aren’t in agreement. It’s better to focus on each other than bring children into the relationship when it’s still in its infancy.
10 – Make Time For Romance
Romance doesn’t have to disappear just because you’ve been together for a while. Bring it back and bring some happiness and excitement into the relationship by making time for romance. Making plans together like dinner reservations or weekend getaways will bring back feelings of anticipation and excitement, especially if they were hallmarks of early days in your relationship!
Remember that these are just guidelines – not rules set in stone that must be followed at all costs! Use this knowledge wisely to bring about positive change in your own life.
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