Often times, the start of a relationship comes with a mentality similar to a holiday. We wear our best outfits, go to the fanciest, top notch restaurants, and very carefully choose all the exciting things we want to together. At the same time, we blissfully don’t think about all the other boring every day realities. This incredible period is known as none other than the honeymoon phase.
It’s the start of new love, wild and exciting dates, and all those butterflies in your stomach. After a few months, in most cases, it ends. But there is in fact ways to keep the spark alive, to continue the love and the passion, regardless of how long the two of you have been together.
Feeling that the fire is starting to burn out is nothing to be afraid of, because there is always things you can do about it. For starters, treat every date like your first. Even if you’ve been dating for years, act as though it’s still the start. Get dressed up, try to chose a romantic spot, and remind yourself how you first felt back then.
It is also important to be physical without each other outside of the bedroom. It’s all the soft, sweet, little pecks, hugs, and touch that goes a long way in creating a sense of romance and excitement.
Just because you’ve become comfortable with your partner, it does not mean you should stop caring. Don’t stop taking caring of yourself and grooming yourself. Always compliment each other and try to look good for the other person, even if you know they love you no matter what.
Giving your partner space can make seeing them at night or later on feel super exciting, just like it once did at the very start our your relationship. Continue to share their excitement, and keep the enthusiasm alive as you go through life together. Support each other and stay engaged with each other’s interests, even if it seems like it’s already become a normal thing.
There’s no need to take your partner on an expensive and elaborate date, but the little things like buying flowers here and there, or your partner’s favorite snack, goes a long way. Maintaining these small acts of kindness will keep your passion for each other alive.
The honeymoon phase isn’t about getting more love to give to your partner, but more so about remembering the love that already exists and not forgetting that.