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9 Ways to Put the Spark Back in Your Long-Term Relationship

9 Ways to Put the Spark Back in Your Long-Term Relationship | Loren's World

If you have been in a relationship for a while, it goes without saying that one of the best parts about it is getting settled in and having a sense of comfort. But, when that happens – and the comfort level increases – sometimes the romance level decreases and it’s time to work on bringing back the spark. Remember in the beginning when you had butterflies just thinking about your significant other? The honeymoon phase can often be fleeting, but with a little work and dedication, you can bring it back. Not sure how to get there? Keep reading for a few ideas.

9 Ways to Put the Spark Back in Your Long-Term Relationship | Loren's World

9 Ways to Put the Spark Back in Your Long-Term Relationship

#1. Go on a trip together. A getaway is often what any couple needs to literally get away from it all and put the worries and woes of life on the backburner – even if it’s just for a few days.

#2. Make date night happen – once a week. This is a must and one of the best ways to make sure that you take time out of your busy schedules to connect and spend some time together simply doing something fun.

#3. Cook together. Sometimes love just sparks in the kitchen when you’re working together, having a glass of wine, talking about the future – enjoy it.

#4. Make daily walks part of your routine. What a better way to focus 100% on one another than to simply go for a walk? Even with busy schedules, making that happen in the early morning before work or in the evening after dinner. Sometimes the most basic activities are the best for taking time to connect.

#5. Schedule a couples’ massage. For many couples this is totally out of the norm and is just the thing to spark up a bit of romance – what a treat too!

#6. Look through old photos and reminisce about when you first met and were first dating. It can be totally rejuvenating and really fun to look back and think about how and why you first fell in love.

#7. Have a movie night. Sometimes being super tired after a busy long week makes getting dressed up for date night pretty tough. But what about firing up a favorite movie, making some popcorn, opening a bottle of wine and snuggling up on the couch together? So romantic!

#8. Take a class together. Could be anything from a dance class to a cooking class – you name it! Getting together to learn something is so much fun – and a great way to reconnect without all the distractions of home.

#9. Give one another romantic notes. Sometimes writing down your feelings helps spark even more feelings, leaving you bubbling over with love. So get your thoughts on paper and share them with your honey – it’s super special.

How do you keep the spark alive?