Do you still remember the first few weeks after your wedding? Did it feel like you were in an utter state of bliss that the rest of the world just didn’t exist? As years pass, you may feel that the romance has faded. Whether you have had kids or you have become preoccupied with work, most couples can relate to wanting to break from routine and make their marriage feel fresh and exciting again!
Just because you feel the honeymoon phase has ended, it doesn’t mean the romance isn’t still there. Here are simple ways to bring the kilig back to your marriage again!
1. Never stop flirting
Even if you’ve been married for years, never stop making your spouse feel desired. Flirt with them, woo them, and make it a point to still have fun!
2. Surprise each other
Being spontaneous is one sure way to break routine. Take your spouse out on a date or give them a special gift at an unexpected time. Never stop being creative and trying to surprise each other, just like you did when your marriage was new.
3. Make time for intimacy
This doesn’t simply mean sex. Though having a thriving sex life is a key ingredient to feeling like newlyweds again. But emotional intimacy is just as important! Make time to talk and be with each other without the pressures of daily life.
4. Always share a laugh
“A day without laughter is a day wasted,” as they say. This is an important reminder for married couples, as it’s easy to get so caught up in responsibilities that you forget the power of having a sense of humor and laughing together.
5. Don’t stop making an effort
Being comfortable with one another shouldn’t mean being complacent. Never stop trying to keep your spouse happy. You don’t have to spend a lot. The simple gestures can mean just as much! Offer to do the dishes; ask them if they want you to cook for them. Get creative! Being thoughtful is paying attention to the little things.
6. Shower them with compliments
While it’s important to be honest and call your spouse out for their own good, be just as generous with your praise. Compliment them in public or in the privacy of your own room. This shows them that you still cherish the little quirks and traits that made you fall in love with them in the first place.
7. Make them a priority!
When you were newly married, your spouse was most likely your top priority. After having kids and once the routine of life sets in, many tend to forget this. Reminding yourself and reassuring them that they hold the top spot in your heart will bring back the times when it was just the two of you. What’s more, loving and valuing them will make you a better parent, too!
sources: Family Share, Modern Married
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