This year is moving fast and we are almost going into springtime. So I thought about ways that you can rekindle the fire in your relationship if it’s in need of some TLC. You can always rekindle the fire in your relationship by verbal and non-verbal skills as well as using sexual and non-sexual practices. Remember those love languages that you learned about? Well below are ways to help you spark the fire and rekindle your relationship with your partner or spouse.
Get your cuddle on: As you lay in bed together, snuggle up and cuddle with your partner/spouse. You don’t have to cuddle for long periods of times, just start out doing it for about 5-10 minutes. Just being together in those few moments can rekindle the fire in your relationship.
Make date night a habit: If your dating life with your partner/spouse is on life support, get back to planning date nights. You have to continue doing the things that made your partner feel special and appreciated in the beginning stages of your relationship, in order to light the fire again. Get a babysitter, take a day off or do whatever you need to do, to get back to having those special date nights together.
Pay attention to your partner: Put the cell phone, laptop or any other device down and really pay attention to your partner. Sometimes in our busy worlds, we neglect our partners and attention is what they will prefer more so than any material things that you can give them. Provide a listening ear to your partner before and/or after your work days. When you’re out in public together, ignore your cell phone and request that the babysitter only contacts you, literally, in a case of emergency.
Let’s play together: Do something fun together like play a game you both like or engage in a healthy competitive sport like basketball. Workout together or anything else that’s FUN to do for both of you. If this is something that you’ve never done together, no worries, here’s an opportunity to try out several fun activities and take note of which ones really rekindle the fire back in your relationship.
There are tons of other ways that you can rekindle the fire in your relationship. I always prefer communication over anything else. Start with simply asking your partner what do they suggest or how would they like to rekindle the fire in your relationship? Don’t let the fire burnout of your relationship because of excuses or neglect!
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