The first time you meet someone special, everything about your relationship may feel like a brand new adventure. A simple phone call or a thoughtful text can be enough to make your heart skip a beat and put a smile on your face for hours. In those early days, few things feel as important as getting to know your new partner and so it’s easy to make time for them, think of exciting things to say and do, to keep your relationship moving forward.
As time goes on, our relationships deepen, and it’s normal for jobs, routines, responsibilities, and family to shift our focus away from our partners. You may not feel like going out dancing or cooking an elaborate meal after a stressful day at work, and when the kids wake you up at 5am, it’s okay to prefer an evening on the sofa to dinner and a movie. However, it’s important to remember that relationships need attention, and it’s all too easy to forget that the person sitting next to you in their PJ’s, is the same one who used to make your heart race just by looking at you.
It’s never too early or too late to try something new!
1 - Touch
This may seem like a no-brainer, but busy schedules, kids and work can really put a damper on the physical energy you invest in your partner. We’re not just talking about intimate touching either. Studies (1) show that simple gestures of physical affection like holding hands, hugging, or gentle massage release a hormone called oxytocin in the brain. This hormone promotes feelings of devotion, trust, and bonding and can also reduce stress. So, next time you see your partner, put your arms around them, it’s science!
2 - Appearance
Believe it or not, research (2) suggests that people who feel good about their appearance, also tend to feel more satisfied in their relationship. Though beauty is only skin deep, putting a bit of effort into your appearance is a great way to boost your own mood, as well as letting your partner know that you don’t take their attention for granted.
Remember in the beginning when you agonized over which pair of jeans to wear to the movies to impress your date?
Bring some of that new relationship energy back by doing something a little special. It could be as simple as treating yourself to a new item of clothing, a haircut, or even some new lingerie or underwear. Treat yourself, and your partner will thank you.
3 - Diet and Supplements
Diet and supplements play a huge role in keeping us looking and feeling good. When your body is functioning at its best, you have all the energy and vitality you need to bring to a healthy relationship. Try adding a few libido-boosting foods to your diet like watermelon, which contains citrulline to promotes healthy blood flow, or enjoy some dark chocolate which is packed full of phenylethylamine to get your endorphins pumping.
4 - Compliments
Once we’ve been with someone for a few years it’s easy to take the things that make them special for granted. One way to keep the fire burning is to keep the compliments coming. Be vocal about the reasons you love your partner. Be sure to include physical, emotional and practical compliments in the mix and remember, positive reinforcement is powerful. Not only will complimenting your partner make them feel good, it also may encourage more of the behaviors that you love so much about them in the first place. Now that’s a vicious cycle we can get behind!
Remember, it’s never too early or too late to prioritize your relationship and bring the excitement back!
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