Finding love, getting engaged and getting married are amazing milestones in life. Each step is filled with excitement, good times and of course, the memories of falling in love. The entire journey of falling for someone is an unforgettable one and despite popular belief, it doesn’t end once you walk down the aisle. Falling in love after marriage is possible with a little relationship advice.
Here’s how to love your partner again after marriage:
Act like you just met
Love after marriage requires newness at some point. The easiest way to add newness into a relationship is acting like you just met. Remember that getting to know you phase in the relationship? Go back to that place. Ask your spouse questions that you would ask someone you are dating, go on more dates, ask him what his favorite meal is, ask her what her favorite flowers are and just have fun. Over the years, people change and evolve so acting like you just met can provide new insight on your spouse. Humans are complex. There is always something new to learn.
Get touchy feely
To enjoy the feeling of new love with your spouse again, touch more often. When you first fell for your partner, chances are you couldn’t keep your hands off him/her, right? Well, why stop now? Hold hands, give your partner a back rub, a massage or a kiss. Individuals need physical contact to feel loved and appreciated.
Address your partner’s needs
When two people first fall in love, they are very focused on one another. They do their best to make each other happy and tend to be very giving. As time goes by, this effort diminishes but it shouldn’t. Of course work, kids and other aspects of life may get in the way but in order to experience all the wonderful aspects of falling for your spouse once again, address his/her wants and needs. In order to do that, make it a point to make your partner feel good, praise their accomplishments and do what you can to make their day a little brighter. This also translates into the bedroom. Remember, satisfied spouses are happy spouses!
Give your partner a special name
Rekindle the romance by calling your partner a special name like ‘honey’ or ‘sweets’. It will take you back to your dating days when you were all over each other. Don’t address your partner with a ‘hey’ or ‘listen’. Be affectionate whenever you call out for your significant other. They are sure to take notice and will appreciate your gesture.
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