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How To Keep the Spark Alive

Claire Miles
May 05, 2023

Having a loving partner is one of the best parts of being in a relationship. Being spoiled on dates, receiving presents, unlimited cuddles… it is certainly a special time of your life. However, sometimes it may be difficult to maintain the initial “spark”. In long-term relationships, people often become comfortable and do not show the affection they did initially when everything is new and exciting. But worry not. There are plenty of steps that can be taken to reignite the spark or make sure that it never fizzles out in the first place.

The first critical thing is to try new things. It is fairly easy to fall into a routine (which is not always a bad thing!) but sometimes it could lead to monotony and dullness. To avoid falling into this trap, it is recommended to opt for new habits and a change of environment. Whether that is simply picking up new board games, taking a cooking class together, or ranging to taking a vacation in a different country together. Deviate from the norm in the bedroom as well – spice things up by opting for role play, buying new lingerie, or incorporating toys. Either way, it will bring a welcome change that can add excitement to the day-to-day routine.

Make sure to communicate on a deeper level. Have tricky talks about what else can be done in the relationship, and what love language your partner wants you to emulate. Opening up intimately in this way will improve your connection significantly. Another surprisingly easy way to keep the spark alive is to laugh. It is undoubtedly the best medicine in this regard. Laughter is an essential part to maintain a healthy relationship. If you have a good sense of humor, even amid uncomfortable times or disagreements, then you are sure to have a good dynamic. Inside jokes, reliving funny memories, and banter is an excellent ways to build trust and faith that you belong together.