What creative ways do use to you keep your relationship from getting stale?
My partner and I do a "date night" occasionally, but what inexpensive ideas do you use to keep the spark alive?
One good way I think would be a game night. Once a week or whenever you decide to you could get together and just play a board game or even a video game. It's a good way to do something silly and to just forget about the normal stress. Plus, if you already have the games then it costs you nothing at all except for a little bit of time and you can both have a lot of fun just goofing off and being silly.
buy a book on sexual positions and try a new one each night. Or for some non-sexual idea's join a group or sports team together so you can meet new friends together and spend time together when you don't always have to rely 100% on each other to keep the conversation.
Someone once told me they keep the spark alive by going out to a bar or pub separately and try to pick each other up, pretending to be strangers. They play different characters, really it sounded interesting and really plays on the roleplaying model well.
It could be incorporated into your already existing date night.
Commit to at least one date night per month. This date should be sacred and appear on each of your calendars.
Play card games or board games once per month. Separate from date night or a part of it should be a night when you each shut off your computers, turn off the television, remove the Bluetooth and play a game
Participate in team building exercises and events. Team building is not just for office teams. As a married couple, you and your spouse are a team for life.
Appreciate your spouse's everyday contributions. When trying to keep a marriage from going stale, appreciation is an often overlooked factor.
Be playful and invoke some of the fun you had while dating. The playful, carefree days of dating are all too quickly replaced by the grind of everyday survival after a couple gets married
Exploring new things each day.
That is what I have been doing with my wife. We keep ourselves busy doing new exploration each day. It is like an adventure.
Some days we are exploring new types of food we can find and eat. Other days we explore to find crystals. And some days, we get to hunt for jades. Each day we have different activities.
I'd recommend traveling to new places together - if you have a limited budget and short day trip somewhere to forest or beach works just fine.
unexpected gift, a surprise hug and cuddling while watching a romatic movie with your lady.
Encourage each other to do something you've really wanted to do or achieve. Give each other a long term goal you need to work together to achieve.
Having a date night once a month is a good way to keep a relationship from going stale. Perhaps visit somewhere new together. What about arranging to have the house to yourselves (if you have kids or other people who stay) and having a weekend in doing things you both enjoy. Take time for each other, maybe have a candlelit bath together, and/or a massage. Have a pyjama day and sit around watching movies and order a take away. Take a bottle of wine to bed. Make your relationship works by spending time by yourselves with no distractions.
Create more opportunities for you both to share. The key to keep the relationship "fresh" is to continue finding things to do, that you'd both be interested in. You got to keep things spicy!
Travel has always been the exilir that my husband and I can always agree on to break the monotony of married life.I am more daring than my husband in travel adventures.So for the last 6 years I have been travelling to Europe alone while he goes on a business trip. Then we meet somewhere in between.We have done that a couple of times and it is great .
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