Spending quality time with your partner can be vital to strengthening your marriage and keeping the flame burning in your relationship. But this can hardly be possible to achieve, especially once children are added into the equation or factors like work and health. What should you do if you find yourself in such a situation? Well, the good news is, there’s light at the end of the tunnel. The following are ideas for ways you can spend quality time with your significant other and keep the fire burning in your relationship. Please read on.
- Try a New Sport Together
Have you thought about getting out of your routine to try something new with your partner? If not, then you might be missing out a lot in terms of spending quality time with them. The good thing is that there are several types of sports available, which means you’ll have a lot of options to choose from. However, the type of sport you’ll decide to do will not be as important as the fact that you’re playing with someone who holds a special space in your heart. Isn’t this what matters most?
- Try a Movie Marathon
Perhaps you’ve had a movie date night with your partner before, and it went well, right? Also, if you haven’t tried, you can give it a try and you probably won’t regret it. You can either go out or arrange to watch one at home. With the relevant homeowner interior design features such as a comfortable chair or bed, watching the movie at home can be a perfect opportunity for just the two of you to enjoy. For instance, you can get the bean bag chairs of your preferred sizes at the Sumo Lounge International and enjoy watching your favorite Netflix show with your homemade popcorn. You can even go ahead and evaluate the cinematography and story-line of the movie after watching it.
- Take an Impromptu Vacation or Weekend Getaway
Being in the same environment with your partner doing the same things over and over can become monotonous even if you enjoy each other’s company. Which is why arranging for a vacation or a weekend getaway can help keep the relationship flame burning. You’ll probably have fun and enjoyable moments together that can be vital to remind you why you’re husband and wife. Spending quality time in different scenery will help you see your significant other in a soft, more romantic light. You can choose to visit a beach or a town you’ve never visited before. At least you’ll get to see life in other places that you never visited before.
- Try Cooking Together
“Hey oney, dinner is almost ready. Don’t stay long.” If this has become a usual thing for quite a while, then it’s high time you consider helping your partner when cooking. This can be a great opportunity to spend quality time together. You can help with preparing some ingredients or the dessert as your partner prepares dinner or lunch. Embracing teamwork to prepare an amazing meal can be very fulfilling. Besides the delicious meal, the quality time you spend together cooking is immeasurable. Plus, you get to appreciate one another’s efforts.
- Arrange for a Fancy Night In
You may not manage to go out for some certain reason, which is very okay. Having a night in with your partner can be the best opportunity to spend quality time together. You can consider cooking a meal for two (your favorite maybe) or look for one of your favorite restaurants which you can order out. And how can you ensure to make a night of it? Well, there are actually quite a number of options to choose from. For instance, you can put the best threads on, have your favorite wine, play a game, watch a movie, and maybe play your significant other’s favorite music.
- Get Intimate
Being together with your partner for a significant amount of time can make you too familiar with one another to an extent you hardly maintain some level of intimacy. Working in separate shifts or different areas (you rarely see one another) or when kids come into your life are also some of the challenges that can make it challenging to maintain your intimacy level, at least not like when you began the relationship. For a healthy and strong relationship, you should always make your partner feel loved and appreciated. Sneak in on them once in a while when they hardly expect and give them a not-so-normal kiss. You can also look for creative ways to revive and maintain a certain level of intimacy between you two.
- Recreate Your First Date
Do you still remember how your first date was? Perhaps that moment played a vital role that’s why you’re currently in a relationship. However, things may not be as it used to be back then, but it doesn’t mean it’s the end of life. You can schedule another “first date” with your partner, pretending it’s the first date you’ve ever had together. Give this date the attention it deserves – make a reservation, be punctual, and dress to impress. When on this date, avoid any other obligations (emails, phone calls, texting, or discussing domestic problems) contrary to your having quality time together. Try to concentrate on date-friendly topics and if possible, try going back in time and wear something close to what you’d put on when you met.
- Stay Fit Together
Are you worried about your weight or that of your partner’s? If yes, complaining won’t help remedy the issue. Neither does leaving one of you to struggle with it all alone. They may easily lose the motivation to go on and may decide to give up. Perhaps hitting the gym together can help you set achievable goals and motivate one another towards staying physically healthy. And not only will you stay physically fit but your relationship will also stay healthy. The time you’ll be spending in the gym will be fun and essential to help you gain self-discipline.
Sometimes you may feel like you can hardly keep your relationship flame burning, at least not like it were during your honeymoon and early days. Giving up on your hopes of ever experiencing the fun moments and quality time together with your significant other may not be good for you and your relationship. With these ideas, you can help rekindle your relationship flame and keep it burning even stronger than before. You can start small and keep improving with time. All the best!
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