Some relationships are just meant to be, others lose their passion and fizzle out. People grow apart, circumstances change and the love that was once there just gets hidden away underneath all the baggage from jobs, children and everyday life. Sometimes, all these relationships just need is a little boost to their time together, a little extra spark to reignite the romance. These seven ideas are suggestions on how to rekindle that flame.
Bring the kids to their Grandparents' house for a weekend, turn off all of your cellphones/electronics and put them away someplace so that you won't be tempted to turn them back on. Resolve to not let anything interrupt your alone time and spend all of that weekend together, doing anything that the two of you enjoy doing together.
Break out the fine china, set up some candles and flowers, make sure it is just the two of you and enjoy a romantic dinner lit only by the soft glow of candles. Be sure to feed eachother and refrain from talking about the kids, work or any problems that are happening in the world. Don't even bother with doing the dishes; just make it all about the two of you and the love you share.
Even the smallest of favours can mean the most to the person you love. Come home one evening with a bunch of flowers, they'll feel great knowing that you were thinking about them during the day. It is even better if the flowers are handpicked from a garden or a park because it shows just how much trouble you are willing to go through to get them something they would like.
Pick a day when you know they have a lot of work to do or when they are stressed out and bring them something to eat for lunch. It will mean everything to them that you wanted to see them, even for just a few minutes. Plus, they'll be grateful for the distraction from their day, it might even brighten up a stressful/busy day just having you there to talk to.
Pick one day that is special to them, maybe their birthday or your anniversary, it can even be just a day that's been hectic for them. For the entire day, treat them like a king or queen. Make them sit down in front of the television or in their favourite spot and bring whatever they want to them. Make sure to listen to what they want to talk about and don't make them do any chores. They are supposed to relax and take it easy, they can take care of you another day.
If you are usually the person that picks which movies you go to, and where you go for dinner, let them be in charge for once. It can be as little as letting them choose what television show to watch or as big as letting them pick an activity that the two of you can do together, like dancing. Make sure that you don't complain about it, so they don't feel guilty for making you do something you didn't want to do. In the end, they'll have a lot of fun doing something with you that they like doing, and they'll know that no matter what your interests are, you like doing things with them.
It can be randomly as you're laying in bed getting ready to go to sleep, or you can plan it out on paper first. Take a few moments to tell the person that you love, just what it is that you love about them. It can include humour if you are that type of person, or it can be more serious. Just remember to tell them all the ways that they make you fall in love with them more each day, they'll feel like the most important person in the world to you and love that you notice all these things.
Those are just some of the things that you can do to show your significant other that you love them. You'll find that it never takes something big to show your affection. In fact, sometimes it is the little things that matter the most.
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