For a lot of newlyweds, especially for those who are still in the ‘honeymoon phase,’ every day might seem full of romance, and you and your spouse still act very sweet towards each other.
But for couples who are past the honeymoon phase, and for those who already have kids, things are a little bit different as the romance gives way to more responsibilities and challenges in their marriage. However, that does not mean that you have to completely get rid of the romance in your life.
Here are 9 simple gestures to keep up the romance in your marriage!
1. Hold each other’s hands
Holding each other’s hands makes it feel like you’re young sweethearts again. Holding hands can give both of you comfort and security, and can make your relationship more romantic.
So don’t think that holding hands is something that only young couples do, it’s a sweet gesture, and your spouse will love you more for it.
2. Morning is a great time to be flirty
For a lot of couples, morning isn’t exactly the most romantic time of day. However, morning is actually a great time for couples to be a little bit flirty.
Think about it, if you wake up really early in the morning, your kids are still probably asleep, so it’s a great time for you and your spouse to have some fun under the sheets!
3. Have a romantic dinner
Can you remember the last time that you and your spouse spent a romantic dinner with each other? If not, then it’s probably time to do so.
You don’t need to have a special occasion to celebrate, just the fact that the both of you are still together and very much in love is enough reason to celebrate!
4. Have a weekend for yourselves
Now, it might be difficult for you and your spouse to let go of your responsibilities as parents, even for just a weekend, but it’s important that you get some time off away from your kids every now and then.
It’s kinda hard to be sweet and romantic if there are kids running around and playing with you, so a weekend off might just be the ticket to keep up the romance in your marriage.
Talk to a close relative or a friend to babysit your kids while you’re away, and once you come back you’ll be happy, refreshed, more in love, and ready to get back to being parents!
5. Send sweet text messages to each other
While your husband is at work, why not send him sweet text messages to help deal with his stress?
And for husbands, send your wife a text message at home and thank her for doing the housework and for doing an amazing job at taking care of your kids.
These small gestures show that you appreciate and care about each other.
6. Leave each other sweet notes
Leave each other post-it notes with sweet messages or reminders for each other. Put it in places where your spouse won’t expect it, and you’ll surely put a smile on their face.
7. Celebrate more
Celebrate the small victories in life. If you have moved to a new house and finally finished unpacking everything, then it’s a cause for celebration! If your kids did a good deed, or your little one said their first word, that’s also a great time to celebrate.
Celebrations keep your marriage and your family happy, and it keeps the love in your relationship alive.
8. Talk about happy moments
Reminisce about the past, your previous trips with your spouse, and all of the happy memories that you’ve had together. Reminiscing about the past will help you remember why you fell in love with each other in the first place, and will strengthen your bond even more.
9. Cuddle with your spouse
Cuddling is a great way to build intimacy with your spouse. You can also talk about your plans for the future, your plans for your kids and how happy you are to be with each other.
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