With the lockdown since March 2020 followed up by home quarantine and work from home, relationships have become a routine, and romance, cuddling, the honeymoon phase, etc seems to be a distant memory, ready to vanished off and never to return.
According to relationship expert Susan Winter, it’s not necessarily a bad thing that your relationship becomes calmer and less of a thrill ride as time goes on and this is the companionate love, which is the love that keeps people together. She adds, “Lust and desire will normally die down as the roots of love grow deeper. Cultivate the light and play and the laughter,” or in other words, bring back a sense of adventure and fun.
Here are 10 ways to rekindle the romance in your relationship:
If you and your partner are struggling, communicating about what you’re each missing and how you’re feeling about the relationship can go a long way to bringing back the lust, there’s nothing like talking about the issue and resolve it out.
Set Small Goals
It’s important to celebrate the minutes of the moments of the hour. Set aside some tech-free time to tell each other a few things you’re grateful for, or things you appreciate about the other person. These gestures mayseem small but can have a major impact on romance and your love life bringing you closer together
Thinking back on tender, sensual, or sweet moments can help bring couples closer. Taking time to remember the romantic moments you’ve shared can reignite that attraction, and pull you out of your routine and boredome.
Relive Romantic Moments
Instead of reminiscing, recreate some of your most romantic times together. Be it returning to the place you first met or reenacting a first date can kick in the feeling of the magic and romance that was there in the beginning.
Always Prioritize Your Partner
As time goes on, it’s easy to get consumed by work or the stresses of everyday life but youshould always keep your partner in topmost priority as there is nothing wrong with prioritizing your partner.
Set Up Some Personal Space
Bringing back romance isn’t all about doing things for your partner, as important as that can be. Focusing on yourself and your passions is also key. It’s easy to lose yourself in a relationship, but cultivating your own interests is important. You’re much more likely to seek out some romance if you feel confident and amazing about your day.
Bring Back the Fun and Adventure
Adding back that adventure can also up the romance. Anything that is wild and a bit adventerous can bring back that thrill and pull you both out of your comfort zone is a good kickstart to boost up that oomph factor.
Mix It Up In the Bedroom
It’s normal for sex to become redundant, over a period of time but you don’t have to go to drastic lengths to spice up your sex life. You can vary the positions, the places, and the times for a start. Adding an element of surprise can go a long way to bringing energy back to your sex life and, in turn, reigniting some much-needed romance.
Kiss and Make Up
Always follow the basic simple rule of the relationship, no matter how hard the day was, doesn’t matter who provoked the argument, just kiss and make up. Afterall, the relation is much important than your ego!