When we’re in a relationship it is incredibly natural for it to feel somewhat stagnant now and again, even for really long stretches. But we all need to remember that relationships require effort and creativity. Therefore, it’s always about recognising a number of different practical ways to reignite something. Lots of people talk about the spark or the passion, but the fact is you don’t need to feel like there’s some sort of preconceived notion that you need to do a certain thing because other people are doing it. It’s all about bringing a positive change to your relationship, so let’s show you some simple approaches.
Intimacy is a fundamental component of any romantic relationship, and it can easily be skimmed over these days, especially as we can just retreat into our phones. And while the topic can be a bit delicate, there are things that you can do to incorporate something different into those intimate moments, for example, sex toys for couples can add a new layer of excitement. But we have to remember to communicate openly about desires but also boundaries and this will ensure that both partners are feeling fulfilled but also comfortable. This is all about enhancing pleasure and intimacy, rather than replacing the notion of genuine connection.
Time to Talk
Vitaly simple but vitally important communication needs to be done in an environment where both partners feel safe expressing thoughts and emotions. Sometimes it’s just about those regular check-ins because if you’re both constantly on the go with career, family, and other commitments, there may not be those opportunities to discuss feelings, desires, or genuine concerns you may have. The importance of having regular and honest communication is also going to build trust and help you understand each other better, and this means you will gain a deeper connection over time. Avoid things like assumptions and remember that when your partner is talking, you actively listen, and this will result in a more fulfilling relationship.
Routine is one of those things that, despite being incredibly important, can put us into a rut. We don’t need to completely shake everything up about our lives, but injecting some spontaneity and novelty can make all the difference. A weekend getaway or even a dance class can introduce something different. Sometimes we just need to embrace the unknown, and when we do this, it becomes a simple way to discover new and interesting facets of our partner and learn more about our relationship in the process.
Rediscover Shared Hobbies
You can also create new ones, and as life demands can pull us all in different directions, it leaves us with little time for the activities that brought us together in the first place. When we revisit shared interests, whether it’s cooking, painting, or just watching TV together, you can rekindle something that drew you to each other in the first place. Time together is always about quality, and this should help you strengthen the bond and potentially introduce new and exciting dimensions to the relationship.
There’s always something we can do to bring about a change. A few of these are the best starting points, so try one and see how you go.Love Lilla xx