There are few greater feelings on the planet than falling in love. When we feel as though we have found that special someone, all we want is to spend every moment with that person. We plan little events, and try to go the extra mile to make everything in the relationship absolutely perfect.
However, we sometimes can let the romance fade over time. It’s no one’s fault. Work, kids, and so many other facets of our lives end up taking away time to focus on the little things in our relationship. That doesn’t mean it’s too late to show that person that he/she means the most to you just how much you truly love them. Here are five ways to work on your romantic relationship.
1. Nothing Says Love Like Flowers.
A simple bouquet of that special someone’s favorite flowers is enough to not only brighten up a room, but to brighten up their day as well. Flowers for Valentine’s Day are a great reminder that love isn’t just something that is expressed with words, but also with our emotions. A gorgeous bouquet can be a perfect gift regardless of how long a relationship has lasted, whether you’re dating briefly or in a decades-long marriage.
Of course, bouquets of red roses are the most popular option on Valentine’s Day to make your loved one feel special. However, if that special someone may not be into roses, there are plenty of other beautiful arrangements that will please their eyes and noses, and give them a reminder of just how deep in love with them you are. Bouquets are available from farm-direct sources that use sustainable growing practice that minimize waste and recycle water. This allows these beautiful flowers to stay fresher for longer.
Sunflowers, purple orchids, stargazing lilies, and even pink tulips are just some of the options to show that your love will continue to blossom. You can surprise your loved one with this fresh bouquet as part of your Valentine’s Day festivities, or ahead of a special event or weekend getaway planned for the holiday.
2. Getting Away For a Bit.
We sometimes get so caught up in everything else in life that we just don’t have a moment to be romantic. A vacation together for a few days can be just the answer to remind each other of just why you wanted that special someone to be your partner in life.
You can consider saving up for a special getaway that takes you on a once-in-a-lifetime journey, like the stunning beauty of Cave Beach Portugal. The gorgeous vistas and turquoise waters will make the romance come alive. There are always options closer to home that may just drive you out of town for a few days to a romantic bed and breakfast, or a stay-over somewhere that you visited early on in your relationship to bring back the sparks you felt in that moment.
Be sure to make sure that the getaway is just about the two of you and rekindling what’s make your relationship so special. Limit distractions by keeping phones away, letting work know you’re away and just popping in once or twice daily to check in on the kids.
3. Talking It Out.
Sometimes, in relationships, we think everything is right on track, but maybe one of us is not feeling the same connection we had before. There’s no shame in discussing these feelings with the help of a therapist or another mental health professional. Couples therapy is designed to provide a safe space for you and your loved one to discuss the troubles you feel are not allowing each of you to carry out the relationship to the fullest.
Sometimes, things like a simple lack of communication or feeling caught in some sort of rut can explain just what is missing from when you first started dating. Having an open forum can lead to a better future together.
Same sex couple therapy is more prevalent than ever these days, recognizing that these issues within a relationship are not just restricted to “straight” couples. In fact, professionals specializing in care for the LGBTQ community can better understand the qualms that may come with a same sex relationship and not a traditional male-female partnership.
4. Invest in the Intimacy.
In the early stages of your relationship, the sex may have been a bit more frequent. Sometimes, we get so caught up in everything else in our daily lives that our time in the bedroom takes a back seat. How older couples have fun in the bedroom can be as simple as a few moves to reignite the passion and bring back the physical connection in your long-term relationship.
When it comes to bringing the heat back into the boudoir, take your time. Be patient, but also be open. For some couples, the introduction of toys can spice things up a bit. If things have ground to a halt because of health issues, be sure to look into fixes for issues like erectile dysfunction, or pelvic floor exercises to make for a greater climax and a return to a physical peak between the sheets.
5. Take the Time to Look Your Best.
For men and women alike, there is just something about a new outfit or a certain look that seems to boost your confidence and make you feel better about yourself. For women, black dresses create this feeling of power and allure, making them feel the most desirable, and certainly making their partner do a double take to think about how lucky they are.
For guys, confidence comes from something as simple as a suit. It allows you to walk into a room and feel a sense of pride, and also gives you a sense of knowing you’re doing your partner proud by looking your absolute best.
With these looks, comfort is still king. Never feel like you have to where something that make you feel ill at ease, or just isn’t your style, for the pleasures of your partner. It can kill the sparks of romance if one person is just not feeling their best in what they are wearing. If you get this sense during a date, be sure to tell that special someone that they are the most beautiful in the room, and remind them that you only have eyes for them.
Even if things seem hopeless, sometimes a few simple actions can jumpstart a relationship and rekindle the romance that once swept you off your feet. Don’t lose hope! Try out some of these tips and you’ll see that things will be looking up in no time.