Every relationship is destined to go through its fair share of ups and downs. It’s how you move through them that shows the mutual affection held between you, and builds romance and trust. While ups and downs can actually be rather exciting – arguments often end in you feeling closer than ever – the deflated feeling of a relationship plateau can be more difficult to overcome. Here are some handy ideas that may well provide the gas to propel your relationship from dull going through the motions to exhilarating, fresh and passionate once more.
Book a Mini-break
When things feel like they’re becoming a little stale, a change of scene can effectively initiate a change of mindset within a relationship that is anywhere from on the rocks to a little off perfect. Hanging out in your own rented beach hut, bar-hopping in a far-flung city, or simply heading to a spa for the weekend brings the much-needed energy and happiness that the best relationships thrive off. Obviously, keeping it a surprise until the very last second makes it all the more romantic!
Fun & Saucy Gifts
There are plenty of areas in which a relationship can feel like it’s on a downward trajectory. For those couples experiencing a lull in fun-based activity, there are heaps of fabulously alluring improvement products out there which carry the promise of glorious new forms of stimulation. If you happen to learn about male enhancing products, their temptations may be too much to ignore! Meanwhile, ladies will often look to underwear stores for their thrilling new products, which are bound to be appreciated when donned!
Pretty much the direct opposite of boring, spontaneity can be just the tonic for relationships that are slowly grinding to an avoidable halt. There are all sorts of ways to add this particular fizz – how you choose to live in the moment is up to you – but you’ll soon find the effort reciprocated, putting you as a couple in touch with a plethora of new experiences while developing an underlying sense of newness and change. Exactly what’s needed, sometimes!
Express Your Love
Yes, you do it every day in those little actions, moments and smiles that communicate a deep affection. It’s sad to say, but humans are experts in taking things for granted, and everyday expressions of deep love can sometimes fly completely under your partner’s radar if you’ve been together for a long time. Changing these into new and profoundly moving little sentiments, or going the whole hog and writing sprawling letters of love, can serve to pull you both out of your malaise and into a new exciting phase of your relationship.
Love can be a tough cookie, and we all find ourselves in moments of sad exasperation as a relationship begins to feel a little bit on the ropes. Remembering what brought you together and the energy you once shared, try following any or all of the above tips to kick-start a new and loved-up period in your connection.