The beginning of a relationship is the most exciting and exhilarating time for a couple. The mystery of getting to know more about your partner drives the relationship into a whirlwind of new experiences for both parties.
However, after several months to a couple years, the excitement at the beginning of the relationship inevitably wanes. Once the so called “honeymoon” period had passed, both parties need to put more time in making the relationship as stimulating as it was in the beginning for it to last.
A love affair that falls into stagnation does not have a very good chance of surviving. This article gladly gives you some ideas on how to revive the thrill in your relationship and infuse it with renewed freshness.
- Infuse spontaneity in your activities. Most long-term couples easily fall into a routine a year into the relationship. Although falling into habitual activities is unavoidable, you need to keep your relationship open to new experiences. You do not need to vary your entire routine to keep your relationship from becoming boring. Suggest simple activities such as trying a different restaurant or a new sport. You can also surprise your partner with a romantic dinner at home or send his favorite treats in the office. Just be creative. Learn how to loosen up and let your instincts drive you sometimes.
- Visit new places. Going into a vacation in different places creates an ambiance of newness in a relationship. Plan to go to a different country or an exotic place that both of you haven’t visited and just enjoy the new adventure. With a different culture and a new set of people around you, both of you can be filled with a sense of the thrill and excitement about new possibilities. Take this time to reflect on your relationship and dream about your coming years ahead.
- Learn new skills together. Enroll in an instructional class about an activity you are both interested in. Whether it’s dancing, cooking or a new sport, learning a new skill together helps strengthen your bond as you work towards a single project together. Becoming partners towards a common goal will help you discover new things about your partner.
- Don’t let go of your appearance. The last thing you want to do is to forget to take care of yourself. Keep yourself fit and beautiful to maintain or even increase your attractiveness in your partner’s eyes. Try to dress up once in a while, even if you are just staying at home. You can also experiment with a new fashion style or a different hairstyle to refresh you appearance. Whatever you do, the important thing is to remember is to look your best and never be sloppy in your appearance.
These are just a few tips to help you keep your love affair stimulating and exciting. For these tips to work, you and your partner must be determined to spend time and effort on your relationship. Take time to sit down with your partner and discuss what both of you can do for each other.