We’ve all felt the flame of a romance start to fade out. It’s only natural. After you’ve been with a partner for a while, it’s hard to rekindle that same passion you felt at the start of your relationship. Instead of calling it quits, take control of your love life to find that passion that brought you together in the first place.
No matter how long you’ve been with your partner, we all struggle with insecurities and troubles with passion. Stale relationships aren’t a life sentence. You can recover your excitement together through a few different steps. Here’s how to recover your hidden passions and improve your romance.
Try Something New Together
It’s easy to fall into a routine as a couple. Maybe you live together and you always spend your nights at home enjoying each other’s company while you watch Netflix. Maybe you don’t live together yet, but you’ve run out of date night activities. Trying something new is the best way to explore a new side of yourselves while finding joy in each other’s companionship.
You can take a class together, join a local group, or even go on a trip. Do what makes you both happy. Invite each other to take part in your favorite hobby or interest. Even if it’s not your cup of tea, you’ll learn something about your partner.
Spice Up Your Sex Life
Intimacy is something that suffers first in any romantic partnership. That initial spark of being together fading quickly, and suddenly you can’t find time for each other. Bring that passion back by exploring new things in the bedroom. Whether that means trying new positions, roleplaying, or trying sexy stockings by Three Wishes.
If you’re really struggling to fit in bedroom time, don’t be afraid to take a structured approach. It might not seem sexy to schedule time to be intimate, it might be just what you need to make it a priority. Knowing you’ll have a romantic, steamy night together every Saturday gives you something secret to look forward to throughout the week. Your libido will be racing to keep up.
Take a Trip
When you’re always at home, you’re surrounded by the stress of everyday life. Things like worrying about bills, childcare, and other daily problems can sneak into your time together. Getting out of the house and taking a trip somewhere special is the best way to reconnect as just the two of you.
Creating new memories together without this stress will help you realize what it was that drew you two together in the first place. You don’t have to travel far to find that spark. If you can’t afford the time for a more extensive vacation, opt for a mini-getaway with your trekking poles. A weekend at a bed and breakfast in a neighboring town or even just unpressured nights out can be just what you need.
Be Emotionally Vulnerable
Closing yourself off to your partner can be natural if you’ve gone a while without reconnecting. You might feel like you’re not being heard or like your partner takes you for granted. It’s time to talk to your partner about how you feel, and allow yourself to be emotionally vulnerable. Talk openly about your relationship, your goals, and your fears. If you can’t be open with each other, you can’t trust the foundation of your relationship.
No matter how you feel about your relationship, you can find a path back to your partner. It’s normal for relationships to change and evolve over time. Make your time together a priority. As long as you both are committed to your partnership, you’re on the right path.