Have you been together for years? Three or maybe five years of a loving relationship? Reached the 7-year itch. Better, are you guys married? Being in a relationship for a significant amount of time is a sign of commitment, love, and loyalty. But the same factor that contributed to the foundation of your relationship can also be the culprit for how some couples simply lose their fire.
According to psychologists, a relationship’s honeymoon phase last for around three months to about two years. And after that, it is all about familiarity. Sometimes a long-term relationship does not promise forever, some just got too comfortable with the routine and a long way the way lost their charm, fire and desire. It can be a sign of too much familiarity but that does not make an acceptable reason to lose their fire in the relationship. It is important to keep the love burning and there are ways to rekindle it again.
Never Lose the Sense of Touch
Maybe you have been together for so long, that you forgot the feeling of simply touching each other. The sense of touch plays a significant role in developing a love for one another and strengthening it. Touch can ease tension between one another and break the ice between each other.
It also helps the body release a hormone called Oxytocin. Oxytocin helps people develop a connection to one another and fosters a good mood sensation, which can be directly related to a person you are touching by your mind. In the long run, it will help you feel happy, calm, collected and well when you are next to someone you regularly practice your sense of touch. This can be holding hands or just cuddled up on the couch.
Be More Intimate
Intimacy has many forms in a romantic relationship. It can be something physical and emotional. But regardless of the form, being more intimate to your partner can keep the fire burning in a relationship. Also keep a cozy, closeness, and familiarity between each other.
Do not leave secrets between each other and also be open about your thoughts. Adulting can be challenging, and you go home feeling stressed and exhausted. It is ok to say no when you are genuinely utterly worn-out, but never say yes only not to put any effort into it. More than just physical intercourse, intimacy can be found on other activities like giving each other massages, taking a bath together, or giving manicure or pedicure.
Whether it’s a date, a gift, flowers or any form of love token, delivering it by surprise has more impact than other means. It does not necessarily have to be an item or a thing, it could be small acts of love like waking them up on a break in bed – even though it’s not your anniversary. Or welcoming them home after work with lingerie showing off the fit figure you worked hard on.
These acts of love goes a long way, and it brings back the feeling of the honeymoon phase you had on the very first months of your long-term relationship.
To keep the fire burning, you need to share things like memories, adventure and/or hobbies. One way that can perfectly deliver this is through traveling together. Travel opens up new developments in your relationship. Traveling itself is exciting, what more when you get to share the experience with your better half.
The memories you are going to create is something to treasure and look forward to. It can be used as an inspiration to plan out more travel in the future.