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If You Want To Keep Passion Sparkling In Your Relationship, Here’s How!

If You Want To Keep Passion Sparkling In Your Relationship, Here’s How!

Do you feel like your relationship just isn’t what it used to be?  Is it lacking that special spark you and your partner had when you first got together? If you follow these 11 steps, you can learn how to put the passion back into your relationship!

1. Give each other space

One of the main things you have to remember while in a relationship is that it is important to give yourself, and your partner some space. If you and your partner spend too much time together, it is easy to get annoyed with each other, and that can easily take away the passion of a relationship. By giving each other space, you can give yourself, and your partner time to miss each other, making that “little reunion” pretty special.

2. Make Passion a Priority

Up there with honesty, integrity, and love and respect, passion should be another important trait you show in your relationship. If you make a habit out of expressing your passionate side, you will find it much easier to keep up with it, and keeping the passion alive will come more naturally!

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3. Experience Passion Within Yourself

Something people often forget to remember to do is to actually experience the passion within themselves. How are you supposed to be able to express passion with someone else, if you aren’t too sure what YOU are passionate about? Figure out what makes you passionate before trying to figure out how to to spark passion with someone else.

4. Experience new things together

Another fun way to keep the passion sparking in your relationship is to experience new things together. Whether you go to a new restaurant, travel somewhere new or take on something different — like rollerskating — don’t be afraid to try something new with your partner! You would be amazed what kind of positive effect that can have on a relationship.

5. Feel free to keep some secrets

Just because you think its okay to share every little detail with your partner, doesn’t always mean it is. I don’t mean withhold important information from your partner when I say this, I mean that you should feel free to choose what you want to share, when it comes to the little things.  For an example, its not that big of a deal if you don’t want to tell your partner that you don’t like his or her friends, or family.  Unveiling these types of secrets can put a damper on your relationship, and that is a step in the wrong direction.

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6. Don’t forget to touch!

What I mean by this is, don’t forget to use physical affection. There is something about a soft, gentle caress of the skin by the one you love that ignites a spark inside of a good relationship. Its the little things like this that keep relationships going strong.

7. Play

With stress from jobs, bills, and other everyday lives, its easy to forget how to have fun. Don’t forget to enjoy yourselves as a couple, even if it means just having your own little dance party in the middle of the living room, or even building a blanket fort, and watching your favorite childhood movie.

8. Say “I Love You”

Such a simple hint that a lot of people seem to overlook. Those three little words can have such a lasting affect on someone. And don’t be afraid to overuse them!  You never know when your loved one needs to hear you say it.

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9. Be Spontaneous

A good way to keep passion sparkling in your relationship is to be spontaneous. It always keeps your partner on their toes, as well as yourself. There is no planning needed during being spontaneous. It keeps things interesting between you two, and it keeps the passion burning!

10. Don’t Be Spontaneous

Now, I know what you are thinking. I just mentioned to be spontaneous, but sometimes its just as good to actually take the time to plan out a romantic evening for your partner. They will be so charmed by the time and effort you put into your plans, it will rekindle that passion in your relationship.

11. Don’t let intimacy become unimportant

Although intimacy isn’t the only thing that makes a relationship, it certainly is an important factor if you want to have a passionate relationship (And no, I’m not just talking about sex). You should always remember to take time out of your busy life to express intimacy with one another. You’d be surprised what kind of toll it can take on a relationship if it begins to lack intimacy.

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Take in mind these helpful hints when seeking help on sparking that passion fire, but always keep in mind what made you love your partner in the first place. After all, who knows your relationship better than the one in the relationship.

Featured photo credit: Fortune Cookie/Love via facebook.com

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Last Updated on September 17, 2018

7 Signs of an Unhappy Relationship That Makes You Feel Stuck

7 Signs of an Unhappy Relationship That Makes You Feel Stuck

Relationships are complicated and when you’re unhappy, it can be difficult to tell what’s causing it and what needs to change.

Sometimes it’s as easy as opening up to your partner about your problems, while other times it may be necessary to switch partners or roll solo to get your mind straight.

When you’re in the thick of things, it can be difficult to tell if you’re unhappy in your relationship or just unhappy in general (in which case, a relationship may be just the cure you need).

Here’re signs of an unhappy relationship that is possibly making you feel stuck:

1. You’re depressed about your home life.

No matter what you do in life, you’re going to have good and bad days. Your relationship is no different.

However, no matter what you’re going through at home, you have to feel comfortable in your own home.

If you constantly dread going home because your significant other is there, there’s a problem. Maybe it’s something you already know about, everyone has an argument or just needs some alone time.

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When that yearning to be alone becomes an insatiable obsession over the course of months and years, it’s time to realize you’re not the exception to the rule.

You’re unhappy in your relationship, and you need to take a look in the mirror and do whatever it takes to make yourself smile.

2. You aren’t comfortable being yourself.

Remember all those things you discovered about yourself when you first got together? The way your partner made you feel when you met that made you fall in love with him or her in the first place.

If they don’t make you feel that way anymore, it’s not the end of the world. If your partner makes you uncomfortable about being you, then her or she is only dragging you down. It’s up to you to decide how to handle that.

You need to be comfortable with who you are. This means being comfortable in your skin and with the way you walk, talk, look, breath, move, and all the other things that make you uniquely you.

If the person who supposedly loves you doesn’t make you feel good about yourself, know that you can do better. They’re not even one in a billion.

3. You can’t stop snooping.

Mutual trust is necessary in any relationship. The only way to get that trust is with respect.

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I can find you anywhere online, no matter how private and secure you think you are. The odds of you having a password I can’t crack are slim. If we’ve met in person, I could install a remote key logger on your device without even touching it.

Finding your information online hardly takes a clandestine organization. Any idiot with a Wi-Fi-enabled device can cyberstalk you. I’m just the only idiot in the village admitting it.

So now that we know everyone snoops, it’s time to address your personal habits. Governments snoop because they don’t trust us. If you’re snooping on your partner, it’s because you don’t trust them.

It’s ok to have doubts, and it’s perfectly normal to look into anything that looks weird, but keep in mind that data collection is only half of an investigation.

If you find yourself constantly snooping and questioning everything, clearly there’s a trust issue and the relationship likely needs to end.

4. You’re afraid of commitment.

If you’ve been dating longer than a year and you aren’t engaged, it’s never going to happen.

Commitment is important. People will come up with a million ways to describe why they can’t be committed.

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No matter who you are if you like it, you need to put a ring on it. Find an engagement ring, stick a gemstone in it and marry the person. If you’re not legally able to get married or you don’t believe in it for one reason or another, have a child (or adopt one, however you’re able to) or treat your partner’s family like your own. It’s a huge financial and mental commitment.

If you’re not ready for one or the other after some time, don’t waste anymore of your precious life on the relationship.

Your relationship should be something that propels you forward. If it’s not going anywhere, make it an open relationship and call it what it is—dating multiple people.

5. You imagine a happier life without your partner.

If all you’re doing is imagining a happier life without your partner, it’s a sign that you’re in the wrong relationship. You’re unhappy and you need to get out.

Your partner should be included in your dreams. There’s nothing wrong with wanting a future with someone.

Try to remember what you dreamed of before you got your heart broken by the realities of life, love and the pursuit of human success.

Remember when you would crush on that cute kid in class? You would secretly imagine marrying him or her and going on an adventure—that’s the way life should be.

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If you’re not at least imagining adventures together, then why are you in that relationship?

6. You resent, rather than love your partner.

When a relationship starts to crumble, you begin to resent your partner for all the things you once loved about him or her.

When you’ve reached this point, your partner has reached at least No. 2 on this list. From your partner’s perspective, your unhappiness with them is picked up as bashing them for being who they are.

If you’re both unhappy in the relationship, it’s better if it ends as quickly and painlessly as possible.

7. You chase past feelings.

It’s okay to reminisce about the past, but if all you do is wish things were like they used to be, it’s a sign you’re not on the right path.

You’re unhappy and, at the very least, you need to have an open dialogue about it. This isn’t necessarily a sign that the relationship should end, but it definitely needs a spark.

When you talk to your partner candidly about what it is you’re looking for, you never know how they’ll react. The risk alone is worth it, good or bad.

Final thoughts

If you’re feeling stuck in your current relationship, it’s time to reflect about it with your partner. Don’t ignore these signs of an unhappy relationship as they will slowly go worse and harm both you and your partner in long-term.

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