9 Ways To Make Your (Really) Long-Term Relationship Feel New Again | Thought Catalog
As for the relationship, I love my wife and feel blessed we're going on 12 Miss it ? No. Look back fondly on all the newness and learning and. The beginnings of all of these relationships were amazing and I couldn't Sometimes, when the newness wears off, it takes an active investment and their great jobs but missing out on a personality that compliments you. At the beginning of a romantic relationship, passion is not in short supply. The thrills of learning all about your beloved, sharing new.
Healthy people need the peace of being themselves again. I lack it because it was never a part of my life. My life has been a string of highs and lows, extreme ups and downs; all of which have centered around a man, or lack thereof. Let me put it this way: I know and understand the intensity of love, lust and infatuation that comes with a NEW relationship.
Too many, if you ask me. I know and understand the highs and lows of that same state. I know and understand the trouble, pain and suffering that come too, from being in a bad relationship AFTER the love and intensity wears off.
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I have never in my life experienced a healthy relationship. And so, this new phase that is now upon me is, quite frankly, a little intimidating. I have no point of reference to know what is right and what is wrong.
For example, how often should I expect D to write me emails or call me or come over? Should I be upset if he is sometimes too tired to make love? How often should I expect him to send me flowers, or write me love songs? I never know if I am asking for too much or not enough. They have only The Relationship. What do I do? Where do I seek peace? Where do I seek balance?
My whole life is not necessarily all about D. Many of you know that as part of my recovery, I have challenged myself to put more effort into a career. I work on my writing, I spend time with my children, I still work as a graphic designer 30 hours per week; I even go out with friends and family, keep up the yard work, clean and maintain my house and deal with my finances and everything else.
And yet, I still feel needy and pulled into the drama or lack thereof of The Relationship.
I still jump when the phone rings. I so wish I was apathetic. I so wish I was calmer inside about all this.
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Because now, he is calmer, and I am still obsessed and in love. But here is an excerpt: Seeking needs to be turned off, if even for a little while, so that the system does not run in an endless loop. As we settle into our relationships, we often let life get in the way of that loving spontaneity.
But allowing room for last minute special moments together can bring a brand new sense of excitement and passion to a relationship. Try a new position. Buy something to spice things up Be adventurous; if you hate it, you never have to use it again!
9 Ways To Make Your (Really) Long-Term Relationship Feel New Again
Get a hotel for the night with the plans to stay in. Walk into a sex toy store. Shake up your routine and keep the sexy spark alive. If you are going to have sex with one person for the rest of your life or at least years of your lifebreak away from the same position every Thursday night at 9pm after your shower.
On the many dates that followed, I put the same care into my appearance.7 Ways to Bring The Spark Back In A Relationship
In the same way we dress up for all the things we consider important in our lives, I did that for him. He did that for me too. As time has gone on, we have, of course, adopted a healthy level of comfort.
I love my boyfriend. But I miss the newness of a relationship. I want another relationship. F.
He sees me all the time in my old pajamas with no makeup on. He has felt stubble on my legs and seen my hair in desperate need of a wash.
But we also still value dressing up for our date nights. It means we feel the occasion is important and put in effort to look our best for each other and ourselves! Putting in the effort to look your best makes you feel more confident and your partner feel more special.
This lead to midday text check-ins and late night phone calls on both our parts. As time goes on in our relationships, we sometimes take for granted the fact that we see our partner everyday.
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Checking in with our significant others once in awhile reminds them that they are on our minds and whatever is happening to them in that moment is important. Flirt We flirt to show attraction. We flirt to show our personalities. But you and your long-term partner have been there, done that. Ask Questions That night that I spent six hours talking to my boyfriend was a night full of questions. As time goes on, all couples learn most of these little things about one another, and then we sometimes forget to ask more questions.
When you learn something new, you get to see your partner in a brand new, exciting light.