At some point in time, nearly every relationship is going to reach a point where the spark and fire goes out. The couple finds that they are no longer as attracted to their partner. They are spending less time together. The pressures of work and life in general have taken over. There is no longer time for going on dates, long nights spent together, or things of that nature.
Instead, it is a matter of a few words in the morning before rushing off to work; dinner spent listening to the kids, and an evening of finishing up everything that you need to do for the next day or doing things individually. There is never quality time being spent together.
Many people realize that this is happening within their relationship when it first starts. However, most people have no idea what to do about it or how to change it. They resign themselves to the fact that this is how their life is meant to be and they do not do anything to try to change it or make it better.
These relationships become more like a commitment and duty than a loving, happy situation. It is like being in a rut that you cannot get out of. Imagine if your job became exactly the same day in and day out. Imagine if every aspect of your life was precisely the same day to day.
How long would this go on before you had enough and started making changes? It would probably not take very long. The same should be true for your relationships. You should not settle for a comfortable relationship where you just exist together in the same house.
One of the first and easiest ways to start rekindling your romance is to start going on dates again. Now, this may sound silly to someone that has been in a relationship for many years. However, if you try it you will see how much of an impact it can have on your relationship.
Decide on a certain number of dates a month. Perhaps you can only start out with one or two a month due to other obligations. This is fine. You have to start somewhere. Find a babysitter for the kids. Forget about everything else that is going on in your life. This is your time for you and your partner. The rest of the world should not exist.
Pick a favorite place that both of you really enjoy and go there. You could go and have a romantic dinner together. Or, you could go to a movie. The possibilities are endless. It is not about what you are doing, it is about spending that time with your partner and reconnecting with them. Continue to make these dates and stick to them. Gradually you will start adding in more dates and you will find that this is wonderful for the relationship.
Take a second honeymoon. Now, this does not mean that you have to spend an outrageous amount of money and go to some tropical island. You can honeymoon anywhere. Maybe it is simply a week in a hotel. Or maybe you like camping and want to spend some time together in the woods. It is all a matter of preference. You can honeymoon anywhere that your heart desires. Leave your work behind. Find someone reliable to watch the kids. Do not take anything that will distract you from your partner.
Then, go and enjoy the company of each other. You will find that this is very refreshing and can add new life to the relationship. It can reiterate the closeness and the passion that you felt when you first started a relationship with this person.