Even the happiest of couples can go through periods when they feel less close. At times like this couple relationships can start to slide into greater distance, so it’s at precisely times like this when we all need to get our couple mojo rising again: here are 6 proven hacks to revive your love life
- Communicate differently: the well-known saying “if you keep doing what you keep doing, you keep getting what you keep getting” is spot on here. Think of different ways to let your partner know you mean something special to you: leave a post it in his lunchbox, a dried rose head in her handbag, a short message of tenderness left on the phone
- Connect well: your connections with your partner are probably the single most vital and enduring part of your couple relationship, so fostering and maintaining good connections is a good couple relationship in itself. Take time to really savour the time you both spend together: connecting well is often not done by quantity but also by quality. Hold hands when you walk out.
- Create: creative couples have relationships that last, are playful and are filled with times of joyfulness. When do you find time to be silly, daft or whimsical? Dancing to the songs on Disney’s The Jungle Book, making each other a thank you card from otherwise discarded materials, “these foolish things” show that it’s the love not the money that counts
- Compromise: its simple, you can be right or you can be happy, rarely in relationships can you be both. Give in, who cares who is right or who has to win? If you work to be mutually happy, you both win
- Care and show you care: make sure you just don’t know that you care about your partner but show how you care for your partner. Think about what your partner really likes and enjoys in life, what makes them feel really special and provide it for them: a treat unique to them will show how much you know about them
- Be grateful: its simple, both of you find one thing every week that you feel grateful for in your partner. Put it on a post it note, let your partner see it and then pop it into an empty vase. At the end of the year you have over 100 ways in which you feel grateful for this relationship