This week we’re going backwards. I’m taking you back to when you were both just dating, and marriage was never spoken of. When you were seeing each other, but still had flings on the side because you were unsure as to whether or not the two of you were a match made in heaven.
Remember how much you enjoyed those endless walks in the park? How about those numerous late night phone conversations that ended at 4AM, and you’d have to be up at the crack of 7am for work the next morning? Well what if I told you there is a possibility, actually, an obligation for this to happen all over again? (Except the part with the flings, of course.)
Married couples can have the tendency to fall into a routine after years of marriage. The stresses of work, family life and new obligations can often take a toll on a relationship, which is why it’s important to rekindle the flame every now and then to ensure that it’s still burning strong. Here are a few dating tips I feel would enhance your relationship, in the event that it’s in need of a spicy boost:
1) I previously stated that you should go on dates at least once or twice a month. This is always good but, how much better would it be if you replicated a date you went on during the beginning stages of dating? Relive the moment.
2) Gifts: Get into the habit of frequently buying gifts for one another. Don’t wait for Valentine’s Day or a special occasion to pick something small up. Having said that, don’t just buy any gift – put some thought into it. Perhaps getting your partner the perfume or cologne they wore when you first met, or maybe even a pair of shoes reminiscent of ones they used to wear.
3) Keep it Simple: Chances are you’ve both grown up, have great paying jobs and can afford more than you could when you first met. However, it’s always nice to keep things simple. Instead of splurging on more lavish items, let your hair down from time to time and relax. The simpler the better. Road trips are always fun or even camping. Whatever you do, leave the over-the-top planning behind.
Sometimes we can become so consumed in our day-to-day busy lives and where we are now, that we forget where we were before. Don’t forget that where we were before, and who we were before, is a huge part of where our lives are now. Reverting to the old from time to time is not always a bad thing. Let love rule and the ol’ good times roll!!