by Ariel Minter
It is criminal how easy it is to fade away from the intimacy your relationship once flared with. At first, it’s all butterflies and looking at your phone every three minutes to see if they have responded to your previous text. Then it slowly fades.
I think this is why it is so tricky, because it feels like you wake up one morning and your relationship doesn’t have the same excitement it used to. Now, one of my pet peeves is when girlfriends or guy friends use this as reason to end a relationship. Just because you don’t get the same butterflies as you did when you first started spending time with this person, it doesn’t mean your relationship is over. How absolutely ridiculous would it be if, simply because you were beginning to be comfortable around a person, it meant that you could no longer be friends/lovers/spouses?
So here’s the deal: get your rear in gear. Don’t idly sit by as your relationship plummets into the pits of despair. Here are a few SIMPLE and EASY ideas that anyone in a coupleship can do, and they can be done with hardly lifting a finger (no, it does not require spending the evening in a rented out stadium, while Jack Johnson serenades you into finding that “spark” again):
Do you have any ideas on how you rekindle your love? All comments below can be anonymous, and we would love the keep the conversation going!
Until next time...
Marla and Jami
Cofounders of JamiAndMarla.LOVE (fka Passion Provokers and Keller Coaching) Jami and Marla are proud to bring a new level of success to coupleships worldwide with their unique coaching, mentoring, and consulting process. Their blogs are not only informative for coupleships they are personal. For over 25 years they have been helping people create emotionally and physically intimate coupleships.
Ariel is a freelance blogger, web designer, and SEO consultant. She is 23 years young, married to her soulmate, and a proud “mother” to boxer Bruce and Yorkie Dexter. She focuses on writing content that is raw and relatable. (Info relevant at the time of writing, circa 2013-2015)