Remember that feeling you had when you and your special someone first started dating? That great butterfly feeling when everything was so new and fresh? Sadly, the loss of that feeling often leads to break-ups. And as some single moms know, the loss of that flame often becomes a major factor in the spiral that leads to divorce. So once you have been in a relationship for so long, how do you relive those wonderful butterfly feelings and bring that spark back?
Women’s Health Magazine recently published an article with 5 great tips on making that honeymoon phase last. Whether you have been in a relationship for a few months, a few years, or are still looking for your real one, these tips will help teach you how to have a successful relationship.
1. Mix Up Date Night
Do something new and exciting with your man! When you do something that is physiologically arousing your body associates that feeling with your environment and who you are with. So do something fun and different – try out the latest mud run craze or play an intense game of laser tag to mix things up a bit.
2. See Things a New Way
If you and your guy get into a fight, try to look at the situation from an outside, neutral perspective. Women’s Health recommends writing out a neutral assessment of how things went down to take a more balanced approach to the situation. This third-party assessment is a powerful reminder of the honeymoon phase.
3. Schedule Sex
Sex is necessary in a happy, healthy relationship. According to the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, couples that have regular sex are 65% more likely to be happy. So have sex! Make time for it in your schedule and share that romance with your guy once again.
4. Keep the Mystery Alive
Studies have shown that attraction relies on constant and lasting discovery of your partner. So keep the mystery alive by giving your partner space. Don’t text or call constantly! Instead, wait until you are physically together and share your experiences after some time apart.
5. Get Physical
Exercise boosts your sex drive! Not only that, but it clears your mind and makes you feel good. So get out there, get some exercise, and let the honeymoon phase take over once again!
I hope you find these tips helpful! Please share any other tips that you can think of or how these tips worked for you and your relationship.