Relationships, like all things in life, can loose their luster after a certain amount of time. In the beginning — the butterfly phase, as I fondly call it — things are exciting. You get nervous to see your SO, and everything you do together is fun, even if it's just watching a movie or running errands. After a while though, the butterflies stop to flutter and normalcy sets in. Though most people admit to missing the butterflies of the early days, there are certain things you should never say to your partner if you want to keep your relationship fresh, exciting, and fun. Because no matter how long you've been together, the butterfly phase shouldn't completely end.
Most of us know that these phrases should be off limits. But I bet you can admit to saying them anyway. I'm as guilty as anyone else. The time my husband and I had as a twosome was very short, as I got pregnant earlier than expected. Although we wouldn't trade our roles as parents for anything, it's easy to look back on our early days together and wish we could go back.
Marriage, or commitment in general, isn't always fun and it's possible to get bored if you're not actively trying to engage with each other in new and exciting ways. So next time you're tempted to throw in one of these thoughtless phrases when things seem particularly boring or "normal," try spicing it up in different ways instead of digging yourself deeper into boredom.