Rekindling your relationship might just be easier than you think. Just because the honeymoon phase of your relationship is over, it doesn’t have to mean the end of romance altogether. Learning how to rekindle your relationship and reignite the passion that brought you together in the first place can allow you both to have
a much more fulfilling life together.
How to Rekindle a Relationship: Remembering the Good
Remember those amazing qualities that you noticed in your partner when your relationship first began? Stress and time may have put their less favorable traits into focus, but their good qualities are still there. Fixating on the negatives in a relationship wouldn’t have worked in the beginning and it won’t help to make your relationship last now. It can be almost too easy to freeze your partner into a fixed perception over time.
The first step to rekindle a relationship is making a list that includes why you fell for your partner in the first place and the good things you have discovered about them over time. Embrace your partner’s positive qualities and refrain from talking negatively about them to others.
One study has found that couples who did arousing and novel things together felt much better about their relationships when compared to couples who stuck with routine and more mundane activities.
It can be amazing what getting out of a normal routine and pushing boundaries will do for a person’s love life.
The trick will be to pick something that’s exciting and fun, not just mildly enjoyable. Another option will be
to get competitive. When couples are competing and experiencing new things together, their dopamine levels will soar, which will work to replicate those early butterflies and get you both more excited. Try doing something exciting and competitive together. Take up a sport you can do together such as racquetball, tennis or skiing. Go fishing together and see who can catch the most fish, that is something that is fun and relaxing and yet can still bring out the competitive nature in people.
Affection can be everything when it comes to a Stronger Connection with Your Partner
Most couples will hold back touching or kissing each other until they have the desire or time to have sex. This
is a mistake as relationship experts have found that frequent affectionate touching will boost their feel good hormones. Try to be playful with your partner, hold hands and hug them often. Brush against them, whisper in their ear and provide them with small doses of affection throughout their day.
Also have fun during sex, instead of only participating because you feel obligated. Trying out new things in the bedroom can really work to boost your connection and rekindle the romance. However, doing new things will definitely require you both to be more open with each other, regarding what you like and what you can do without. While being open in the bedroom isn’t going to make your relationship perfect, it will work towards building a stronger and more fulfilling life together.