With our days warming up and nights getting shorter, shouldn’t we start to give our relationships a bit of care too?
Well, if you are like most of us, shaking off the winter blues is a little bit harder than we would like to admit. So let’s warm our bones, and our hearts this summer with your significant other! Read on to learn how to warm up your relationship in these five quick ways:
1. Go Back To Courting!
While this may sound kind of silly, it cannot be overstated! When we have been with one person for an extended period, we sometimes forget what it was that brought us to them in the first place. Sadly, this is when we begin to drift apart. Fear not, reconnecting is super easy when you treat outings like the early days of dating. Dress how your partner likes (proper attire please), do something different with your hair, or even pick up a little trinket for them to wear while you both are out. Small gestures such as going for a walk, having a picnic, or just lazing about in the pool together are great ways to reconnect with your partner.
2. Explore Places around You
No matter where you live, from a big city to the wide open grasslands, there is always something new to see. Remember when you were a kid and had boundless energy? Go for a walk with your partner and explore the places you have yet to discover. From a town, you drove through, take a walk down the road and explore the shops. To even taking a trail through the meadow, you haven’t been down in a while. Every day is an opportunity for an adventure, so why not spend it with the person that means the most to you?
The summer and fall seasons are great for traveling the world and seeing places you could only dream of. Traveling with your partner is also a great way to see who they really are when you take them out of their comfort zone. Now, it is just you two to explore a whole new location, so make it fun! Find something both of you like to do, or maybe come to compromise, take a very much needed vacation, and learn something new about yourself and significant other while you’re at it.
4. Have a Movie Night
Not everyone likes the summer because of various reasons, and that is totally fine! You can bring the same warmth into your relationship by finding something you and they love to do together. Hardly anyone will pass by the chance to turn on a movie (or catch up on past shows from their favorite series, Game of Thrones guilty) while having dinner. It is something small, yes, but this is your chance to talk about each other’s day, exciting news, or just cuddle close and enjoy some quiet time.
5. Drop the Cold Shoulder
Did your partner forget your anniversary? Had you only remembered it because it was written down or was on your Facebook? The thing is, is that if you want your relationship to thrive for years to come, you can’t hold on to the little things. Talk to them, let them know it irked you, and then move on. Life brings us many opportunities to forgive one another, and now is the perfect time to forgive your partner.
When summer ends, it doesn’t mean your progress should too! You can use these tips all year round to have a healthier, more fulfilling relationship with your partner. How have you and your significant other bridged the gap to reconnect?
By Brittany G.