After the wedding and those first few months (or even years) of bliss, they say couples enter into a new stage where the “honeymoon phase” is over. It’s when reality settles in and you may find you and your partner caught up in the many things you have to do day in and day out. You become very comfortable with each other–which is not a bad thing at all–but you also have the tendency to lose the magic that came with the excitement of getting married. So, the question is, how to you keep the spark alive in married life? Of course, big gestures, like a surprise party, or a surprise trip to get away will bring you back to the younger, carefree, and exciting time of your relationship. But you can also make your everyday just as romantic with simple gestures. Wondering how? Read on and we will tell you.
(1) Giving compliments.
Compliments are uplifting, we know that all too well. And just because you’re married, it doesn’t mean you should stop complimenting each other! In fact, all the more you should compliment your spouse. Say he looks good before he leaves for work, or tell him you’re grateful for his hard work when he comes home after a long day. You develop an appreciative atmosphere and you will both feel really good, happy, and loved.
(2) Setting frequent date nights.
[From: Stroll Through The Scenic Outdoors With This Darling Couple / Photo: Victor Lui]
Never stop dating. Ever. Set frequent date nights–a time when you both can leave all your responsibilities behind and just spend real quality time together. You’ll relive all those romantic moments when you were still dating and you’ll be creating new romance as you go on. Who doesn’t want some time off with the best person in the world?
(3) Giving little gifts.
There’s no need for any occasion to show your love and appreciation. Giving little gifts out of the blue will surely surprise your loved one and set some sparks afire. Little gestures such as giving gifts go a very long way, trust us.
(4) Showing more affection.
A little more PDA (public display of affection) isn’t bad. Rather, it’s good for your marriage! Maybe keeping your hands intertwined while strolling, or stealing a kiss on the cheek every now and then will make you both feel like teens filled with puppy love all over again. Let’s get that thrill back into your relationship. A little more PDA is the way to go.
(5) Small acts of service.
Meaningful and truly coming from the heart, doing small acts of service will also be a very loving gesture for your spouse. Offer to do the dishes when it’s your spouse’s turn, or drive him around sometimes if he’s always the one behind the wheel. He’ll feel that extra care and love all the more!
So darlings, remember this: keeping the romance alive is all about making your everyday a little more meaningful even in small, simple ways.