3 Simple Ways to Bring Romance Back into Your Marriage

The honeymoon phase doesn’t last forever. After about six months to a year, the feeling of being “in love” starts to fade, and tackling everyday problems with your partner for the rest of your life will eventually wear you out at some point in time.

Fortunately, even relationships can be invigorated. Here are a few ways you can bring the romance back into your marriage and keep you going strong as a couple:

1. Spend more time together.

Distance in the marriage starts when both partners no longer spend time with each other for a number of reasons, one of the biggest being the work schedule. However, you should know by now that marriage is a lifetime deal that needs constant work and effort to maintain, and it can go south quite quickly.

Spending time can be something as simple as setting a lunch or dinner date, picking your spouse up after work, or even taking up a hobby on the weekends. Engage in a conversation about anything and use that time to appreciate each other’s company.  Turn off your phones if you have to.

Of course, this doesn’t mean you should spend all your time together. Everyone needs some time for themselves, and this period of alone time should revitalize your partner and your relationship as it relies on trust to work out.

2. Communicate clearly and often.

Take the initiative of setting aside time to talk about any issues that your marriage has come across. This includes openly discussing your expectations, anxieties, and insecurities, though not necessarily in that order.

It’s also crucial that you find a proper place and time to do this, preferably at a time and place where no one can distract your conversation and you won’t be distracted by anything else.

Remember to be sensitive to your spouse when you do decide to open up about what’s in your mind. Keep showing your love, affection, and respect to your partner as you share your thoughts. Stay calm – perhaps the most important thing you need to do is to listen to him/her.  

3. Surprise your partner.

One of the biggest reasons why married life can get boring quickly is because of how monotonous it can get over time. This is why it’s important to add some variety and spontaneity to the relationship, and it can range from something as simple as tickets to a movie or a play to planning an entire evening or weekend to surprise your spouse with.

This doesn’t just end in giving your partner gifts – switching up your intimacy and closeness by changing your patterns of flattering your partner in subtle ways can do wonders in improving your physical relationship.

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