Finding someone you really love is one of the best feelings in the world. You’ve finally found someone that makes you laugh, supports you and really understands you. After a few years of marriage and even dating, you start to get comfortable and it takes a little more effort to keep things fun and fresh. Let’s take a look at a few things you can do to keep love alive throughout your entire relationship!
Keep Communication Open
This is advice you’ll hear from anyone, but for good reason! You should be able to communicate with your partner in good times and especially during not-so-good times. The silent treatment doesn’t solve anything and neither do shouting matches. Instead, learn how to communicate how you’re feeling in a calm and mature way. If you’re really not ready to listen or need time to recollect or cool off, tell them! Communicating your need for some space can save you both from unnecessarily hurt feelings.
Communication doesn’t only apply to fights! As time goes on, simple “please” and “thank you”s sometimes get lost as we get comfortable. Make it a point to continually show your gratefulness for them and and show support. It never hurts to show your special someone just how special they are to you!
Treat Everyday Like Valentine’s Day
We always seem to pull out all of the stops at Valentine’s Day. Lots of small surprises, thoughtful gifts and sweet messages pop up during the heart-filled holiday. Remember that the sweetness and the time and effort you put in to Valentine’s Day can go into any day of the year! Why not send a few flirty texts while they’re at work or greet them at home in some new lingerie on a random weekday. Mix it up!
Always Prioritize Date Night
Date nights are important since it’s a dedicated period of time to reconnect with your special someone after a sometimes hectic and long week. Even if you may see each other a few more times during the week, date nights help keep the focus on each other instead of other distractions like running errands. Regardless if it’s your anniversary or just another Tuesday, every date night is an opportunity to spend quality time, laugh and have fun with your significant other!
Whether you’re a newlywed or newly dating, these tips will surely get you on the right track with a long and loving relationship with your special someone. For even more tips, check out these secrets to make love last from the longest marriages around. Their love stood the test of time and they have lots of time-tested wisdom to share for you and your sweetheart!