These 5 'pillars of passion' will help keep the fire in your relationship burning for years to come!
Susan Bratton, a relationship expert from Australia, shares her 5 'pillars of passion' that is key to making your relationship last.
Mindfulness means being aware of your marriage and your relationship, and making an active effort to improve and maintain your relationship. A lot of married couples tend to lose the 'spark' after years of being married, and mindfulness can help those couples remember why they fell in love in the first place.
Affection isn't just telling your wife or your husband "I love you." It's all about the subtle messages, such as holding your wife's hand when you cross the road, or if your wife surprises you with your favorite meal after a long day at work.
It's about the nonverbal actions such as just looking at your spouse's eyes or hugging them that show your love without even saying anything.
Any sort of routine can get tiring or boring after a while. Being spontaneous and doing things out of the ordinary can help keep the passion in your relationship alive.
Instead of going out on a date, why not try something more exciting? Like snorkeling, or why not plan a surprise trip for you and your spouse?
4. Verbal appreciation
Thanking your spouse for the small things that they do for you, or just telling them that you love them and they mean a lot to you can really make their day. It's an affirmation that you're still fully committed to the relationship, and it provides the reassurance that you're still madly in love with your spouse.
5. Tokens of love
These can be yearly rituals, small gifts, surprise flowers, etc. These tokens of love serve as a reminder of your relationship and can help you and your spouse remember all of the good memories that you've had throughout the years.