It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been in a relationship with someone; keeping the romance alive is crucial. From time to time there will be a lull where the romance is concerned, but thankfully there are things you can do to breathe fresh life into a relationship, reigniting the spark of passion that may have begun to burn out.
The first thing to do is to remember the good times. Recalling moments when the romance was at its peak, you effectively get an idea of what you were doing and what was working at the time. Therefore, allowing you to put those wheels back in motion in a way, as you already know that they can help increase the romance in your relationship based on previous experience.
There must be time to reflect too, as this allows you to work out what’s sort of gone wrong and why. However, it shouldn’t turn into a case of playing the blame game. Because, if you know the reasons why, you’re more likely to be able to increase the romance of a result. It’s essential to work on yourself in this respect as well. If you’re the best partner you can be and doing all you can; the romance levels will likely remain high.
Everyone will have heard the saying that “it’s the little things that count”, and this applies to relationships and romance amongst other things. Kick start the day with a simple gesture of making your partner a hot drink and breakfast, in bed at weekends. Make time to listen to your loved one’s thoughts on the day they’ve had at work, as showing an interest will endear them to your more. If things haven’t been going great for your partner, you could treat them with a surprise gift or take them out for a meal.
It’s often the case for romance to taper off because relationships have become stale in some way, shape or form, but by adding a touch of spontaneity, it can add the excitement which may be lacking. An impromptu break away or a trip to a spa or boutique hotel are several examples of how you can be spontaneous effectively. And they’re perfect for breaking the routine you may have become stuck in as well.
Compliments have always been essential in relationships, but as time goes on, you may be less inclined to compliment your partner on how they look, for example. You should make an effort to offer your partner a genuine compliment or two every day, as it will show they mean as much to you now as they did right at the beginning of the relationship when you were in the infamous honeymoon period.
Finally, make time to communicate. Communication is crucial in every relationship, because without it, how will you know what’s going right and what isn’t going so well. If you communicate with your partner and work together, you’ll sustain the romance for longer than you may expect.