Let’s face it: The honeymoon phase doesn’t last forever, and that’s totally normal. As you feel more comfortable and relaxed with your partner, some of that “spark” you once had might begin to fade. Now, it’s not that this is bad, because you should feel a stronger bond with your partner than at the beginning. But it’s also totally normal to miss that spark! Let’s look at some creative ways to reignite that spark in your relationship.
Throw It Back
Remember when you would randomly show up at your SO’s work with flowers or have a romantic dinner waiting for them at home? Ask yourself if it’s been a minute since that happened. Consider sending them a handwritten note in their lunch or meeting them for an afternoon coffee date one day. Sometimes, it’s the little things that matter most.
Establish a Date Night – and Stick to It
It’s easy to say that Friday is your date night, but sometimes it can be hard to stick to it. But date night doesn’t have to be extravagant; it can be as simple as staying home, preparing a charcuterie board, and watching that new movie you both have been wanting to see. Just make sure you’re setting time aside for one another.
Step Outside Your Comfort Zones
Trying something new with your partner may be just what you need to reignite the spark in your relationship. Search for cooking classes, painting nights, dance lessons, or anything else you’re interested in and fully commit to it. You’ll get some good laughs and quality time out of it.
Life gets busy, and those lovey-dovey gestures like hugs, kisses, and neck rubs are some of the first things to go. Think about the last time you consumed your partner in a bear hug or planted a big kiss on them just because. Kissing and hugging can strengthen the bond between you and your significant other. Plus, it’s just fun.
Get It All Out
It’s always important to communicate with your partner – even about seemingly small day-to-day things. But often, conversations about fulfillment or something bothering you is difficult to bring up. Consider scheduling time where you both can lay everything out on the table, presenting your feelings in a way that won’t come across as accusatory. Just being able to have these conversations is a big deal, and it should make you both feel closer.
What are some ways you have successfully reignited the spark in your relationship? Share them with us in the comments below!