You did it! You found a great partner and are in an incredible relationship. You even deleted your “I’m My Own Girlfriend” Pinterest board. Everything should be awesome. Unfortunately, after many months of bliss, the fireworks have fizzled and your relationship is feeling a little lackluster. Whether it’s because you’ve slipped into a routine or life just got in the way, you’re ready to make your relationship feel like it did in the beginning.
In a new relationship, the spark can fade fast. One day you’re enjoying each other’s company and soaking up every second together, then all of a sudden you’re doing laundry on a Friday night and wondering when was the last time you two got it on. What happened? Research shows that familiarity is to blame for a loss of passion and excitement in relationships. You know that being honest and open are important to a relationship, but so is putting in effort to keep it exciting and fresh. If you’re looking to bring back the spark, here are eight ways to make your relationship feel like it did in the beginning.