No matter how much you love your partner, there will be times when your relationship begins to lose a little of its spark. When times are difficult, when one or both of you have financial worries, when you get tired or stressed or when life weighs you down, your relationship can suffer, often unintentionally. Don’t worry, though; there are ways to put that spark back into your relationship so that you are both happy again.
Exercising increases the dopamine levels in your body. Dopamine is the chemical that produces those butterflies in your stomach. It is, put simply, love. So if you are working out together and are both experiencing that same chemical rush, you’ll look at one another with renewed appreciation. Exercise isn’t the only thing that can produce dopamine; it is created every time you try something new and exciting, so try doing something different and fun together.
When you first meet your significant other, you will kiss. A lot. Over time that slows down, and perhaps even stops altogether. However, finding the time to kiss one another every day is crucial. It reminds you of when you first met, and that in itself can have a huge effect on how you look at one another. In fact, reminiscing about the ‘old days’ can have a positive effect on your relationship in general.
Be Spontaneously Romantic
Surprise your loved one with a romantic meal, a bouquet of flowers, a small gift of some kind, or you might choose to write a love poem (choose Aphrodite as your muse, there are plenty of facts about her on factsd.com). These things, and much more can really put a spark back into your relationship. It’s the spontaneity of it all, so don’t wait for a special occasion, do it “just because.”
You probably realize that you need to make changes, but making those changes can be difficult. This is why seeking out expert help can be vital to get that spark back into your relationship. Talking things through with a professional counsel or can make all the difference, emboldening people to say things that might not normally say. It’s good to clear the air like this and create a blank slate to begin again.
Just because you’ve been together a long time, does that mean you should stop flirting with one another? Of course not! Flirting is a really important part of every relationship from brand new to decades old. Flirting puts an element of playfulness and lightness into your relationship, and that on its own can clear some, if not all, of the clouds away and let you enjoy one another again. If you’re not sure how to flirt, don’t worry; you probably do know,but you just aren’t aware of it – flirting is something that human beings have built into them. Making an effort to look good for one another is a kind of flirting, as is sharing secret little jokes, or even leaving notes for one another. Letting your loved one know that you find them desirable is something that will definitely help your relationship get better.