Is your relationship in a rut? Are you bored in the relationship? It may be time to bring some excitement back. Here’s a few ideas!
by Troop Atomic Mommy
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It’s perfectly normal for the excitement to fade from a relationship after a while. Once the honeymoon phase of a relationship fades away, we begin to get into more of a fixed routine, and that’s perfectly natural. It’s just the way that mature relationships develop. But with this natural development of the relationship comes other side effects such as boredom, restlessness, and a desire to be tempted into finding new excitement. This can be troublesome and could very well cause the ending of a relationship.
However, if you want to keep your relationship exciting and safe from failure, it is important to inject some excitement back into your relationship once in a while. It may seem as if you have no idea how, but it can be done. Here are some ideas to help you make things more exciting again!
Go On More Dates
Remember how you used to get so excited to get dressed up and go on a date with your partner? You probably had butterflies all day, and maybe it took you ages to come up with the perfect outfit, hair, and makeup. When was the last time you did that or felt that?
If it’s been a while, it’s time to get that feeling back. The only way to do this is by talking to your partner and letting them you need more adventures together outside of the home. To a add an element of surprise to your dates, you should try to recreate the early dating days. This may not be easy to do if you live together, so you’ll need to plan appropriately.
If you plan a restaurant date, you should arrive at the restaurant separately like you would do at the start of your relationship. Or you can have your partner pick you up. If you would rather eat at home, don’t have dinner on the couch – use a table and chairs and decorate with a tablecloth, candles, and flowers. Serve the food at the table, open a bottle of wine and create your own restaurant atmosphere at home.
Send Sexy Text Messages
Look at the last few texts you sent your other half. Were they sexy and flirty? Or were they about reminding them to pick up some milk on the way home?
Remember the chase in finding each other, in that period of time where everything felt fresh and new. When you look back, you will remember how amazing it felt to flirt with each other and to send each other sexy texts. Now more than ever, it is a good idea to do this again. You don’t have to do it all the time, just once a week could be enough. Your partner will receive this and it will make them feel excited about the relationship once again.
Try Something New Together
Netflix and chill is great to have in a relationship, but let’s face it, Netflix isn’t going to keep you relationship alive if one partner feels bored. That’s why trying something new together can keep the fire in a relationship burning.
The best way to do this is to look for things you’ve never done together. Take a class on how to cook your favorite type of food, help feed the homeless at a soup kitchen, or learn how to play a sport together. Being willing to learn something new together can help you both grow.
Buy Each Other Gifts
If you’re at a stage in your relationship where you’ve settled a rather comfortable routine, you might be out of the gift-giving part of the relationship. But giving each other gifts in a relationship, especially when you do so for no other reason than to say I Love You is quite the boost for any relationship.
Since not every person is the same and therefore, may not want any one particular gift, you’ll have to give extra thought on what your partner will truly enjoy being gifted. So whether that means buying your partner a piece of jewelry from Brilliant Earth or giving them a weekend away with fun adventurous experiences together, you could very well jolt your relationship from boring to exciting with the right gift.
Even though having a daily routine can be beneficial to a relationship, it doesn’t need to be stifled by that routine. With a few small changes, you can enact long-lasting change that will allow your relationship to continue and to be stronger.