Life Over 50: Keeping The Romance Alive
When you’ve been married for a long time there are lots of things which will form part of your daily lives together.
- Household chores
- Money issues
- Worrying about the kids (even if they’ve left home!)
Those are just some of the things which can take over and leave you feeling that you’ve lost the spark which brought you together in the first place.
Romance is important for any relationship, whether you’ve just got together or you’re celebrating your 25th wedding anniversary.
Here are some tips for how to keep things interesting in your marriage.
Make sure you make time to talk to each other every day so that you know what’s going on in each other’s lives.
Too many couples think they are communicating when they’ve got one eye on their laptops or phones.
Try and switch off all other distractions and have a focused conversation.
It’ll help you feel closer to each other.
Have A Date Night
Having a regular date night can give you the chance to see each other in a new light.
Pick things that you both like to do and try to mix it up. You could take it in turns to choose where you go from one week to the next.
Go Away For The Weekend
Another way to enjoy each other’s company is to take a break together.
Go somewhere you haven’t been before and explore a new place.
A holiday is a great way to spend more time together whilst having fun.
Acts of Kindness
If you make time to do things for your partner because you know they’ll appreciate it, there’s nothing more romantic.
Cook them their favourite meal or surprise them with tickets to a play you know they’d love.
Doing things for the enjoyment of it, rather than because you feel obligated, will help you feel more connected.
You might know that you love each other through and through but showing affection can help to reinforce the bond you share. Sometimes when couples have been together a long time, they forget that showing physical affection is important in making their other half feel loved.
Being close with each other is a great way to keep the spark alive.
You’ve supported each other through thick and thin, but why lose out on the exciting things which brought you together in the first place? Older couples can enjoy romance at any stage in the relationship.
Make time for each other and have fun with some of these tips.
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