Remember when you first met your significant other? They way you just couldn’t wait to see them again? How you couldn't keep your hands off one another, and your conversations were as endless as they were riveting? But then time passed, you settled into your routines, you had kids, and suddenly you found yourselves too busy to spend quality time together. If that sounds familiar, you're not alone. Plenty of moms long for the “newness” of their pre-kid relationships, before the diapers and bedtime stories and playdates. But how do you revive your relationship? Romper reached out to eight moms who were willing to share how they rejuvenated their relationships, proving that it's never too late to get back to the romantic basics.
To be clear, the onus on reviving a relationship in danger of being declared dead on arrival doesn't just fall on moms. Both and/or all parties involved in the romantic relationship are responsible for doing their part, which is why breathing life into your relationship will only work if you and your partner(s) are all, equally, huffing and puffing.
Personally, things in my relationship didn't improve when I simply refused to acknowledge that my partner and I had wandered off the beaten path. We had to make the time to go on a date, travel together, and communicate constantly. You know what also helped? Moving to a new state. Drastic, sure, but sometimes you ned a clean slate. But every relationship is different and, as a result, needs different thing to thrive. So with that in mind, here's what worked for other moms and their significant others: