Now that Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, love and relationships may be on your mind more than at any other point in the year. This is only natural; after all, a big deal is usually made by retailers about finding your partner the perfect present and treating them to something special. However, what if this is something that you and your partner used to enjoy, but now you feel as though the whole occasion is slipping away from you?
It’s hard to face Valentine’s Day if you remember the good old days of your relationship, but it doesn’t necessarily need to be this way. It takes two people to work at a long term relationship to make sure that it doesn’t go stale, but it might be up to you to find ways to re-ignite it. Think about all of the things you could lose if you didn’t take the first step; you will quickly realise that it makes sense to be brave and take the plunge.
So use Valentine’s Day as your platform to re-ignite your relationship. Here are just a few hints and tips about how you could do it…
Learn something new together
You can form a special bond when learning a new skill or art as you will both be helping each other to achieve something. Whether you try something brave such as rock climbing, or even something more emotionally centred such as poetry, you can begin to appreciate your partner on a whole new level. Attending a class will also give you more reasons to leave the stresses of the family home on a more regular basis.
Let your hair down more often
Studying can be pretty serious stuff, so make sure you pick a few activities that will bring a smile to your face. Many couples like to give dancing classes a go as it means they will be able to attend socials with other likeminded people. You will be able to find details of local salsa or ballroom dance classes online, as well as at your nearest community centre.
Spice things up in the bedroom
If your activities in the bedroom have dried up, it might be worth having a look at a website such as Simply Pleasure so you can get your hands on the products that will help to give things a kick start. You will be able to try a range of toys, outfits and DVDs to find out what gives you and your partner a thrill. If you have kids, make sure to install a lock on your bedroom door so you can relax.
Create a special date night
Once you start to re-ignite your relationship, it is important to remember to keep it up. By creating a weekly or monthly date night, you can help to keep things fresh. It is important to dedicate a bit of time to your partner that nobody else will intrude on.
Learn to communicate better
Of course, it also makes sense to learn to communicate better with your partner. Have regular conversations without the distraction of the television or your mobile phones and make sure to discuss any issues that might affect you or them. This is a good opportunity to clear the air to make sure things don’t boil over at a later date.