Wondering where the romance went in your relationship? This is perfectly normal, and it happens to most of us eventually. Luckily, it’s completely possible for you to rekindle that spark and reintroduce the romance to your relationship.

Here are some top ways you can reconnect with your partner:

Take a break

When was the last time you and your partner went away together? If you can’t remember, now is the time to make it happen. There are plenty of great options that don’t require a ton of planning, so why not relax on a couples spa break? This will give you a good amount of time to recharge your batteries while enjoying some one-on-one time.
If you find that you’re not spending enough time together through the week, you may also want to ensure that you carve out some time for your relationship. Whether it’s Saturday night date night or Sunday morning breakfast in bed, try to spend at least a few distraction-free hours together each week.


Show your appreciation

Your partner probably does a number of different things to make you happy. But when you’re busy you may forget to thank them for these things. Now’s the time to relearn the phrase ‘thank you,’ and make an effort to acknowledge some of these things. When you and your partner are failing to acknowledge the chores you do around the house, it can quickly increase tension and fuel resentment. Break this habit by thanking your partner with a kiss on the cheek, cute note tucked in their work bag, or special meal.

Ditch the routine

When you first get together with someone new, you’re probably spending lots of time together. And it’s likely that most of that time isn’t spent sitting on the couch watching TV together. Instead, you probably spent time outside, met up for a drink, or had a romantic dinner. Now’s the time to start doing all of these activities again so you can ditch the usual routine of the 9-5 plus dinner in front of the TV. Make a list of all of the things you’ve been meaning to do. Whether you’ve always wanted to go bungy jumping, or you’d prefer something with less adrenaline like learning a new language or taking a cooking class, get your spouse on-board and you’re sure to have a great time together.