The COVID-19 pandemic has put many peoples’ relationships to the test. Lots of couples have been stuck indoors together for months. Other couples have been unable to see one another, also for months. If you’ve put time and effort into a relationship, there’s no point letting it fade away. If you and your partner are both still willing and able to stay together and refresh your relationship, then this is the article for you.
In this article, you’ll find out six methods that you can use to keep your relationship’s ‘tingly feeling’ alive:
Explore Each Other’s Sexuality
One of the most effective ways to refresh your relationship is to experiment in the bedroom. You may have decided to click here because your relationship is failing, or maybe just because you want to try new things together. Whatever the reason, exploring each other’s sexuality is a very effective way of improving your relationship.
You could consider introducing sex toys, experimenting with new positions, or you could try out roleplay. Some people even enjoy introducing a third person into the mix, although this requires careful planning and consideration.
Spending Time Together
As a relationship ages, people naturally begin drifting apart and spend time away from each other. It’s completely normal to spend time away from your partner. It can also be very healthy. However, if you notice that you spend virtually no time with your partner, then there could be a problem.
Work out a plan with your partner and set aside specific days of the week that you will dedicate to each other. You could go out on dates, go for walks, or just spend time at home. Spending time together can be a fantastic way to strengthen your bond and rekindle your relationship’s ‘tingly feeling.’
Trying New Things
If when you do spend time together, you just do the same old stuff, then your relationship will become very boring. Trying new things is an important part of a healthy and strong relationship.
With much of the world open again, businesses, museums, and public venues are desperate for customers. There are so many things that you and your partner can try together. If you don’t want to go out and you’re fearful of the virus, then there are still things for you to do at home.
You could take up a new hobby, such as woodwork. You could also play games like Monopoly and chess together.
Keep the Conversation Alive
One of the worst things that can happen in a relationship is for you to stop talking to each other. When the conversation dies, the relationship usually does too. You need to make sure that you keep your relationship’s dialogue alive. Make sure that you regularly communicate with your partner, express how you feel, and listen to how they feel. Talk to them about everything, even the most insignificant parts of your day.
Keeping your relationship’s conversation alive will strengthen your bond. It will also show your partner that you love them, care about them, and want to share things with them. If your partner isn’t starting conversations with you, then don’t hesitate to start conversations with them.
Start Exercising Together
Research has found that couples who exercise together typically have stronger relationships. You could consider going to the gym with your partner or you could just both take up jogging or running. Exercising together is a great way to strengthen your relationship. It’s also a great way to spend time with your partner.
Exercising together is more important than ever, considering that people who are healthier and stay fit are at less risk from the COVID-19 virus. Make sure you find an exercise or sport that you both like and don’t pressure your partner into doing something that they don’t want to do.
Visit a Relationship Coach
If your relationship is really failing and there’s nothing that you can do to give it a jumpstart, go and see a relationship coach. Relationship coaches are usually the last stop before total breakdown. They can be a very effective way of rekindling your relationship’s flame and restoring the tingly sensation.
A relationship coach will talk you through where you might be failing and how you can improve your relationship, though they will suggest many of the points that we have already mentioned in this article so far. You could also consider a relationship therapist, who will address the psychological issues behind why your relationship might be failing. They can be very expensive, however.
Keeping your relationship alive doesn’t have to be difficult. All of the points in this article can be used successfully to refresh and reinvigorate your relationship. Make sure you give each of them some thought.
*Photos by Andres Ayrton