Hello, Hello! Today I'm taking a little break to let Ivy take over the blog today with her tips for reigniting the flame in long-term relationships. Ivy knows her stuff, working for a stunning, luxury day spa located only 45 minutes south of Melbourne, Australia. If you are ever in the area, do yourself a favor and don't miss out on the Japanese Mountain Retreat! In the meantime, be sure to read these great tips! Enjoy!
It’s hard to keep the fires of a relationship burning, especially if you've been with the same person for many years. If your relationship is in a rut you’re not alone, just about every person who’s been in a long-term relationship has experienced the same thing. It doesn't mean that you should break up with your partner though. While a loss of intimacy can be a sign that you’re not right for each other, often it’s simply a change of scenery that is needed to reignite the flame. There are plenty of small tricks you can try that can bring the excitement back into your love life. Here are a few to light up your imagination. Try out a couple and you’ll start coming up with your own creative ideas too.
1. Go to a day spa
Relaxing with a sensual massage is a great way to get the blood flowing. Show your partner they deserve to be pampered by treating them to a weekend away at Japanese Mountain Retreat.
2. Cut the power
Pretend that the electricity has gone out and you have to endure the night by candlelight. No tv, no music, no lights, just you, your partner, maybe a bottle of wine, and conversation.
3. Walk around in a towel
When you’re done in the shower, walk around for a little while wearing just the towel. This can be a coded sign to your partner that you’re looking for intimacy.
4. Go on a spontaneous date
It might be a picnic, or a sports game, a bike ride, a new restaurant, anything that you haven’t done before can bring back some excitement to your relationship. New experiences can reinforce the bond you have with each other, particularly if they’re activities that require teamwork. Here are a few ideas to have in your back pocket.
5. Spend time away from each other
Sometimes spending too much time together causes you to become complacent with your partner. Giving your partner the space to pursue their own hobby will let them relax their mind and recharge. After a few hours of personal time their batteries will be recharged and they’ll look forward to seeing you.
6. Fill the house with fragrance
Delight your partner’s senses with fragrant candles and reed burners. A beautiful scent can make you relax and take you to a different place.
7. Come home from work early
The hectic pace of work can really damage our love life, particularly if we bring work home with us. Resist the temptation to check work emails on your phone when you’re at home. Surprise your partner by coming home early one day, or even take the day off entirely. Many of us don’t use up as much leave as we should. Use the day off to devote entirely to fun with your partner.
8. Take a walk
Go outside and smell the roses. Taking a walk is not only good for your health, but being active will also get your partner more in the mood for love.
Ivy Delfin loves to blog about relationships. She also works in marketing for a day spa.