Most couples who have been married for over a decade, frequently speak about the struggles in their relationships. Many women, especially tend to suffer from loneliness and isolation despite having an active lifestyle.
If you are sailing in the same boat, it is time you paused to retrospect, on what is missing in your relationship. Here are a few tips to recreate love in a relationship that has lost charm and is only existing for name-sake.
Reinvigorate Your Bond:
Boredom is perhaps the main reason behind marital bliss and satisfaction. Like all things people tend to get bored with the routine of a marriage. The same daily chores, arguments and activities that you lead can lead you to the crossroads sooner or later. It is not just the conflicts and arguments that you need to pay heed to. But, also the level of engagement with each other.
Go back to reminiscing what made you fall in love with your partner. What did you both do together back when you first met that you do not have time for now. A simple date to the movies that may be an activity of the past, can help reinvigorate your connection.
It is not just your pets that need their dose of TLC. Your partner can benefit greatly with some touch love and care. Several studies indicate that a mere touch in times of stress and difficulties, can comfort a person. You may care for your partner, but expressing it will take your relationship to a new level altogether. Touch and compassion will help you be more aware and emote to your partner’s pain. A simple, reassuring touch on the forearm or a pat on the back can do wonders in recreating long lost love. When you feel your partner has done something nice for you, be sure to give her a hug!
Agree To Disagree:
No two people are exactly the same. And no two people can think alike or feel the same about a certain subject. When you understand this, you will find it easier to acknowledge your partner’s disagreement on a certain matter, without getting offended. Simply acknowledge your differences and find a work around on important matters. Sitting down and discussing, will help greatly in causing less pain and agony due to arguments.
Show Some Gratitude:
Showing gratitude is something that is long forgotten. Today, couples do not think it is important to appreciate and show gratitude to each other. It is when you show gratitude in the way of words and small gifts, that your better half will feel appreciated and encouraged to be more loving, caring and supportive in the future. Get your loved one a small token or gift to show you appreciate what she or he does for you. It can be something as small as a rose and a card.
Rev Up Your Intimacy:
Intimacy is often one of the many binding factors in a relationship that lasts the test of time. While many may not accept it openly, lack of intimacy leads to divorce and breakups. Be as ravenous and passionate as can be with your partner. As little as a few minutes of passion can rekindle and recreate the love between the two of you.
Do not try to be the person who defines- when, what and how in your relationship. This will always turn out sour. Respect your beloved ones, like you would like to be respected. Impromptu hugs, a weekend getaway and even time spent together dishing up a new recipe, are simple but sure shot ways to recreate love in your life.