8 Ways to Keep the Spark Alive in Your Marriage

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Worried about your ‘Happily ever after’? Keep the spark alive in your relationship after being married for years with these small steps.

To make any relationship work, one of the biggest responsibilities is to keep the spark alive for the long term. And especially for a life-long commitment like marriage, it can often seem more difficult to feel the same butterflies as your early days together. Thanks to the new generation’s deep-rooted insecurities and trust issues, we are seeing more and more divorce and separation worldwide. While it can seem scary and a lot of hard work, it’s not impossible to reignite the lost spark in your marriage. You just need to be empathetic, patient, passionate, and kind to keep your love as fresh as when you started dating. Hence, learning how to keep the spark alive in your relationship is crucial for having a successful married life.

Why Do Relationships Lose Spark?

 To keep the spark alive, you must refocus and recommit. It’s very common for long-term couples to start worrying about keeping the relationship alive. The problem doesn’t lie in losing the spark as much as in the lack of commitment to rekindle the romance. Long distance, incompatible work schedules, and growing responsibilities with time are a few of the reasons that slowly kill the passion in a marriage. Unfortunately, the loss of passion and intimacy with time is so normalised in our society that we often forget that we don’t need to accept any relationship where we don’t feel loved, admired, or wanted enough. You can not stay connected with your partner when you see each other only in passing as you handle every other obligation of your life. To keep the spark alive, you must refocus and recommit.

Here are 8 things to do to keep the spark alive in your marriage:

Be Open to Try New Things

 Try out new things together to keep things fresh.If your daily routine becomes your norm, romance is likely to become stale within a short span of time. Instead of letting life take the steering wheel of your romance, be wise and take control of your life. Try out new things together to keep things fresh. Be open to explore each other’s choices, try new hobbies together, visit new places regularly, and be creative.

Communicate Various Emotions

Communicate pride and gratefulness to your spouseOnly saying “I love you” every now and then is not good enough to keep your marital relationship going. There are more than one way to express your love, learn those ways. Communicate pride and gratefulness to your spouse, compliment them. Feel free to communicate every emotion with your spouse and create a safe space for them to do the same.

Make Plans Together

Always remember to make time for each other in every chaos. Remember how the prospect of a date the next day kept you up all night in excitement? Create those moments together again by planning dates every now and then. Plan a branch date if nights seem too busy on weekdays. Or have a soft coffee date after work to have some quality time together. Always remember to make time for each other in every chaos.

Don’t Forget the Small Things

No one expects big shows of love everydayWe get it, it’s not possible to do some grand gestures for the person you love the most. No one expects big shows of love everyday, but the little things matter a lot when it comes to maintaining a healthy relationship. Small acts of love and kindness shows your genuine care and effort, keeping the spark of your romance alive for the long run.

Put Distractions Away

Instead, focus on each other, enjoy each other’s company. Be mindful of keeping distractions around you to the minimum while spending time with your partner. It’s hard to get some time alone with all the chores and responsibilities. So when you are meant to spend quality time together, don’t waste it on mobile phone, internet or television. Instead, focus on each other, enjoy each other’s company.

Spend Time Apart

Every couple needs some time apart from each otherEvery couple needs some time apart from each other in order to grow together. Spending every minute of your time with your spouse can easily make your relationship monotonous and you can lose your individuality, the one your spouse fell in love with in the first place. So take some time for yourself and do things that don’t need to include your partner.

Be the Change Instead of Waiting

Actions speak louder than words. If you want to make some changes in your relationship, take action instead of just waiting for your partner to take the first step. In relationships, it can feel like nagging if you have to constantly ask your partner to meet your needs. Instead show them how much you care, prove your love to them everyday. Actions speak louder than words.

Get Professional Help

Be spontaneous, have fun.If you have tried everything and still haven’t got any result, seeking professional help is the most sensible thing to do. Find a couple therapist or counsellors who can help you with your relationship problems and guide you solving them towards a happy married life.

Remember one thing, as time goes by, relationships like everything else start feeling monotonous. You have to keep working on it like the starting days to keep the spark alive in your marriage. Be spontaneous, have fun.

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