If you feel like the spark and romance have disappeared from your marriage, you are not alone. Many couples, especially those who have been together a long time, experience this in their relationship. There are a number of reasons why this has occurred. From a lack of quality time together to no longer making an effort with one another. Not matter how long you’ve been married, your relationship with your partner should be fun and make you feel excited. Just because the spark has gone, doesn’t mean it has to remain that way. To bring some passion and romance back into your marriage, use the following advice.
Surprise each other
In the early stages of your relationship, it’s likely you made the effort to surprise each other regularly. Whether it was with flowers or tickets to a concert, these surprises made you both feel fantastic. This is why it is so important to bring them back into your marriage. They don’t have to be large, expensive or over the top. You could surprise them with their favourite meal or make them a playlist for the gym. You could also buy an item that they’ve had their eye on for a while. These tokens will be a wonderful way of showing your partner how much you still care and how well you know them. Plus it will then encourage them to reciprocate with their own surprises.
Start a couple’s hobby
Spending more time together is key in bringing the spark back. Starting a couple’s hobby that you can commit a few hours to each week is an excellent way of doing this. Choose a day where you both have the most free time, then brainstorm hobby ideas you might both enjoy. You could join a walking group or write a children’s book together. You could compile a list of films you’ve never seen and use this time to watch them. Having a hobby that you can work on together will help you communicate more effectively with each other too. You can use this time to get to know each other again and find out how your partner is feeling. This can only benefit your marriage.
Plan a short break together
Getting away from the responsibilities you have at home will give you both a chance to spend time together and recharge your batteries. So take some time to research potential holiday destinations and accommodation together. You might consider exclusive ski chalets in Meribel or prefer a beach hotel in Ibiza. Or you may want to stay closer to home in a quaint bed and breakfast. Use this opportunity to visit somewhere new that you can discover together where you don’t have to worry about the kids. Planning together will ensure you choose a location where there are activities you are both interested in. This will add excitement to the break and give you both something to look forward to.
Relationships require hard work to keep them from becoming stale. So make the effort and encourage your partner to do the same. It shouldn’t take long for your to return to the love-struck couple you once were.
Midlife mum from Cardiff. Wine Imbiber. Likes glitter, fluff and olives. Approaching tweendom with Caitlin (11) and Ieuan (10). The husband is hiding in the loft.
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