Relationships are like being on a roller coaster of love. There’s the ups where everything seems to go just right between you two and you’re both on the same page about everything. But then there are those dips that really make it difficult to see the good in the other person, and you start questioning the whole relationship. And it doesn’t matter if you’ve just been dating for a few months, have being going out for years or married decades – it happens to everyone.
Relationships are always changing and sometimes it’s hard to keep that love alive and burning. There a comes a point in every relationship where things are taken for granted, and you’re both stuck in a rut that’s filled with routines and a love has fizzled down or isn’t as important anymore. No matter how long you’ve been together, you should still try to keep your relationship passionate, stimulating, exciting and fun or else it’ll be doomed to end in heartbreak. Here’s how to keep that love alive and burning in your relationship:
Exercising together is a great way to keep love alive since you’ll both be healthier and feel sexier with each other. Nothing beats watching the one you love sweat as they tone and bulk up! And that’s because exercising triggers feel good chemicals in your brain that make you happier, which will make you see your loved one in a new light. You’ll notice your libido go up after a good sweat session, which might make you two want to get an extra calorie-burning session in between the sheets!
To really keep things fresh with each other, go off and be adventurous. Whether it’s going sky diving or taking that safari trip to Africa that you’ve always talked about, just go out and do it. Don’t be sacred to test your limits on your relationship and go out and discover the world together. Take turns doing what’s on each other’s bucket lists and you’ll notice you’ll end up getting closer to each other with each adventure you cross off your lists.
Surprise Each Other
When you surprise your loved one, you’re letting them know that you’re thinking about them. And it doesn’t have to be materials gifts, either. Coming home with the dry cleaning or picking up dinner on the way home is just as great a surprise as flowers. Even the smallest surprise can really brighten their day and place a smile on their face. If you two remember to surprise each other, you’ll notice that the relationship will become more exciting and filled with affection.
Keep It Exciting In Bed
Sex is one of the top ways to keep love alive, but even that gets stale at times. Having a healthy and satisfying sex life is key to a fulfilling and loving relationship, so it’s important to keep things exciting in the bedroom. Spice things up by bringing in toys and props or step out of your comfort zone to try new positions to really enhance your love life. Also explore each other’s sexual interests and talk about your fantasies and what turns you. Understanding both of your sexual interests will help you keep your sex life exciting, which will then keep the love alive and burning.
Never Take Each Other For Granted
Often times, we take each other for granted when we’re in a long-term relationship, and that means that you’re not trying to make the other person happy and are just content going through the motions of things. To keep love alive, live each day with your partner as it were your last and never take them for granted because they might not always be there for you in the end.
Kristie Bertucci Real is an L.A.-based writer who specializes in lifestyle pieces. She holds a B.A. from UCLA and an MBA from La Verne University. She loves to write about relationships, health, music, parenting and fashion. When she’s not writing, she loves to read and binge on her favorite TV shows, as while as spend time with her family and close friends.