After long stretches of time together, a couple can fall into a ho-hum rhythm. Looking back, it feels like the two of your went from steamy make out sessions to sweatpants and Netflix in less time than it takes to get a passport. Add to that sharing a bathroom and the thrill is, most definitely, gone. But hey, don't panic, it happens all the time, and there are plenty of ways to get your marriage out of a rut that can bring back those butterflies that once frequented your stomach.
Little bumps in the road are bound to happen more than once when you're with someone for the long haul. Just because the marriage is experiencing a dip doesn't mean it's time to call it quits. These are the moments in your relationship when you both need to reevaluate yourselves and your marriage, and get busy making an effort to bring back the spark. Even though that burning flame of your love may have become buried under a pile of shared responsibilities, daily routines, and too many nights of take out, it's still kindled in there somewhere. Investing in your relationship time and again is like striking a match and setting your love life ablaze.
To get your marriage out of a rut, take some of these 13 ideas as inspiration and put your own spin them to bring back the bow-chicka-bow-bow.