Stay together tips
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Go on a scary date togetherResearch has shown that people who have scary experiences together tend to form a quick bond with each other. So to ignite some excitement and boost physical attraction, go on a scary theme park date. Watch scary movies together, go abseiling, or go on a murder mystery week-end away. Even the strongest chain links need regular oiling and general upkeep.
Stay in touch to stay togetherHave an in-touch night each week. Set this at an exact day and time, e.g Monday nights at 10.30 PM. Talk about one way you think your relationship is going from strength to strength, and one thing you want to change about what you do together. This will help you both to nurture your relationship in the best way possible.
Blend new activitiesResearch activities you'll both like to do and on your date nights, do something that's totally new to both of you. This forges 'common experiences' within the marriage and builds special bonding memories so you don't only have the past to look back on. Staying together then becomes something you look forward to, rather than something good you left in your past. These activities will give you lots of new things to talk about when you feel you don't have anything in common any more.
Walk togetherGo for walks together. They're free, great exercise and give you alone time with lots of talking space. If you've never thought of picking up walking as a hobby, here's a guide I can recommend. It's a walking guide for fitness, weight loss and leisure , and covers all these aspects in detail.
Put in the effort to stay togetherIf you were going to an interview, or meeting someone you wanted to impress you would put in the effort and dress accordingly. Both of you: dress to impress and meet at your favourite place. If it's a restaurant try going out for lunch rather than dinner. It's cheaper. The important thing here is to impress each other and maintain some of the old feelings of physical attraction. Don't talk about anything work, home or kids related.
Impressing each other maintains the respect you have for each other in your marriage. Respect and trust are just as important as love in your relationship. Marriages won't survive if any of these 3 elements go missing. Invite your spouse to watch you play your game, dance in your class - whatever activity you do and are good at. Impress them all over again and let them remember why they fell in love with you in the first place.
Give your spouse the space they needGive your spouse space in which to grow, in order to stay together. We all blossom at different phrases in our lives. Know when this is happening for your life partner and take a back seat - giving them the space they need to branch out and shine (sometimes without you). The time will come when you'll need them to do the same for you. This is true partnership!
Conclusion to 7 stay together tipsStaying together can be difficult for couples who've been together for a long time. However, if both of them are determined to make it work and make an effort to keep the love, trust and respect alive, it'll seem like a breeze. Are there any other ways you've kept your relationship alive? Please share some of your stay together tips with the Relationship Blog readers so we can all benefit from them.
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