At the start of a relationship, there is an undeniable spark between both parties. They feed off each others positive energy. The couple is always smiling, always laughing, always together. As time goes on, the spark begins to fade. Both partners begin to settle into a routine. The relationship starts to lack spontaneity. Both partners wonder what can be done to re ignite the spark in the relationship.
Situations like this are bound to happen when partners have been together for a while. However, hope is not lost. In four easy steps, both partners can ignite the spark back into their relationship.
- Set a weekly date night. During the week, both partners are so exhausted with work, that they hardly spend time with one another. By setting a date night, you can spend intimate time with the other half. Go out to dinner together. Go out to a movie. Even cooking dinner together and watching a movie at home, all these ideas can help bring a couple closer together. The best time to set the weekly date is on a weekend.
- Leave each other love notes everyday. During the stressful work week, sometimes a love note from the other half can turn a frown upside down. Just knowing that one partner is thinking about the other, can ignite that feeling of excitement that was felt at the beginning of the relationship. It could be via text message, an email, or a sticky note on the refrigerator.
- A nightly massage. At night, while both partners are winding down from a hard day of work, increase the intimacy by giving the other half a nice massage. Not only will the other half relax and unwind, it will let them know that the passion for them is still there.
- Talk to one another. Even if it is just for a half hour, talk to one another. Let them know how the day went. This will let them know that other still cares for them. Communication is important, and essential in maintaining a healthy relationship.
Just because someone has been with their partner for a long time, does not mean that the passion needs to leave the relationship. Relationships can still be hot and passionate. Life can get in the way of a relationship, but, if both parties work together to keep the spark alive, the relationship can survive anything.