Whether you’ve both been working a lot or you’re overwhelmed with home renovations, or you’ve just been so wrapped up in busy schedules that your relationship has taken second or third place, try these tips to recharge your relationship.
Even if it’s just a weekend at a bed-and-breakfast on the other side of town, leaving home and all the stress behind will help you to focus on each other and connect again. It’s important to take time for just the two of you to be alone and together, and it’s hard to do that when you’ve got a million reminders of everything else you need to do.
Return to Your Roots
What did you love to do together when you first began dating? What sorts of things really got you in the mood, if you know what we mean? Go back to the things that turned you on or made you laugh or smile when you were just getting to know each other -- whether it’s a song, restaurant, sex position or activity. Reliving a happy memory can help you both remember what attracted you to each other in the first place, and rekindle the passion.
Book “Us” Time
It may sound cheesy, but it’s easy to let your relationship lose its spark when you’re both busy with other things, so it’s important to make spending time together a priority. Those daily interactions are the key to keeping your connection strong. So whether that means taking 10 minutes to rub each other’s backs before you sit down to dinner, 20 minutes to catch up on your days before bed or 30 to sit down to dinner at least a few nights a week, spending quality time together -- without the BlackBerrys present or TV on -- is essential. And of course, it’s important to make the effort to turn in early at least once a week to connect in another way. But trust us, it won’t require much effort after a while.
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