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5 Ways to Rekindle Your Relationship

Has your relationship hit a plateau? Reconnect and get that spark back by following these tips.

1. Talk to each other
The most basic aspect of every relationship is your ability to communicate openly with your partner. If there is something bothering you, don’t keep it to yourself. Encourage each other to open up and share your feelings. Talk about the little things too, like how your day went or that new movie you want to see. Keeping things lighthearted will lift your spirits and bring you closer together.

2. Use your sense of touch
Be intimate even outside the bedroom. Simple touches like holding hands, caressing each other’s faces, and kissing can bring the spark back to your romance. Touching each other affectionately boosts the body’s feel-good hormones. "Affection is a way to make love all day outside of the bedroom," says Sheri Meyers, PsyD, author of Chatting or Cheating: How to Detect Infidelity, Rebuild Love and Affair-Proof Your Relationship.

3. Be adventurous
Following a routine gets boring and it can take its toll on your relationship, so make it a point to do something fun and different once in a while. Instead of your usual movie date on a Friday night, why don’t you try Go Kart racing or take an impromptu road trip to Tagaytay? Not only will you get a thrill out of it, you’ll also have something new to bond over.

4. Focus on the positive
According to psychologist Elizabeth R. Lombardo, PhD, time and stress brings into focus your partner’s less-favorable traits, so take these factors into consideration before picking a fight. Instead of fixating on the little quirks that annoy you (like how he’s always late or needs to constantly be reminded about things), focus on the things that made you fall in love with him in the first place. Maybe it’s the way he makes you laugh all the time or his sweet kisses in the morning.

5. Have a life apart from each other
Too much dependency on your partner is detrimental to your relationship. You don’t have to spend every minute of every day together to prove your love. It’s important that you both do you own thing separately. “Independence and a sense of purpose are sexy," explains marriage and family therapist says Sherrie Campbell, PhD. When you take care of your own needs and pursue what you're passionate about, you become less predictable and more interesting to your partner.”

Source: WebMB

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