The best relationships don’t just happen. They take time, effort and a lot of work. While you’re still in the early stages of your relationship, it can seem like all you do is kiss and cuddle.
As time goes on, it’s easy to get stuck in a routine and start taking each other for granted. It’s important to remember that after the initial phase of infatuation wears off, you’ll need to make a conscious effort to keep things spicy. Here are five easy ways to reconnect with your partner:
1. Be there for them.
You don’t expect your partner to drop everything when you need them most, so don’t be like that yourself. Be responsive, available and flexible to make your partner feel loved and appreciated.
2. Pay attention to their needs.
Listen when they tell you something is important or interesting, but more importantly, notice little things like how they like their coffee or if they have a favorite way of relaxing.
3. Surprise them with something thoughtful on a regular basis.
It doesn’t have to be extravagant or expensive; just something random that says “I was thinking of you.”
4. Don’t take each other for granted.
If either one of you does something nice for the other person on an everyday basis, take an extra moment to notice it and say so. Acknowledging the little things will make them feel appreciated.
5. Make it fun!
Playfulness is an essential component of any intimate relationship. It keeps the excitement alive and helps us see our partners in a whole new light. This uplifting playfulness can be as simple as doing silly dances together or putting on funny accents when talking to each other.
6. Make time for one another.
Make sure there is enough time in your day for actual conversation without distractions from cell phones or other devices. A quick lunch date or quick morning coffee together every day can help refresh your relationship and deepen your connection with each other.
7. Make it special!
It can be as small as putting on soft music, lighting candles or creating an atmosphere where both of you feel comfortable and safe enough to let go of any inhibitions.