According to statistics, about 50% of couples lose the spark and excitement that once marked their relationship. This can be attributed to the relationship’s length, frequent disagreements, inadequate quality time, kids, and other responsibilities. All hope is not lost if you’re in this category; you can reignite the spark in your relationship and keep the fire burning. Here are some creative ways to do so.
- Cherish your partner’s company
Despite this being a necessity, you’d be surprised at how many people don’t spend time with their loved ones. But quality time together can open your eyes and mind to your partner’s uniqueness, fueling your love and desire for them. Therefore, create time in your busy schedule to be with them. You can go for a couples massage, lie lazily in bed all day, or walk together. Finding activities you both would enjoy will make the experience worthwhile.
- Communication is non-negotiable
While misunderstandings are common in relationships, they shouldn’t be the foundation. Unfortunately, this is what many couples face, losing their desire for each other over time. You can avoid this by prioritising effective communication. Always be polite when relaying your thoughts, grievances, and suggestions. Actively listening to them without interference is also acceptable. Speaking when angry is discouraged since hurtful comments may be voiced out. Keep in mind that arguments aren’t platforms to insult your partner. Therefore, give yourself time to calm down before addressing the nagging issue. This leads to the next point.
- Don’t sweep things under the rug
Leaving problems or unpleasant topics unaddressed may seem convenient, but it may harm your relationship later. On the other hand, discussing them upfront will enable you to eliminate ill feelings towards your partner. This way, you can get to the roots and solve the problem for good, returning to your normal, joy-filled lives. Again, nothing done in a fury will end pleasantly. So, observe your mood and your partner’s before scheduling a meeting.
- Give yourselves a good sexual healing
Sexual intimacy is an essential aspect of a healthy relationship. Not only does it build your passion for your lover, but it is also pleasurable. Sexual intimacy doesn’t have to feel like a chore; try to spice up your bedroom activities. Experts recommend exploring new ways to pleasure your partner. Understand their needs (don’t hesitate to ask them if necessary) and tailor your activities to address them. You can also change your location if your bedroom feels monotonous. A luxury guest house, living room, or the woods can be great places for intimacy.
- Forgive each other
Every relationship has its struggles, and your partner will hurt you at some point. However, allowing the hurt to fester can lead to resentment and destroy whatever pleasant memories you have. You then begin to consider a breakup, separation, or divorce. Although it may sound tough, you can forgive each other. If possible, list their positive attributes to remind you how amazing they are. This activity can help you remember all they’ve done for you.