One of the most frustrating things we encounter in relationships is feeling unheard, discounted, or like what we have to say doesn’t matter. At the very least, we would like the acknowledgement that we’ve said something. But what we really need and hope for is our partner to hear us, accept our influence, and let us know they care about us and what we have to say. So what makes feeling heard so challenging in a relationship?
While dating, romance comes easily for a lot of couples but may begin to fade over time. Romance and passion are not just for dating couples but for everyone in a relationship. GET BACK your passion for each other. Maintaining romance and passion does take effort, but it’s an effort worth making!
I have been in a relationship with my husband for 15 years, married for 10. The most challenging time to keep romance in our relationship came in the last two years with the birth of our first children, twins. The biggest contributing factors have been fatigue, overwhelm, and almost never being alone together. But children or no children many couples fall out of good habits for lots of different reasons. Use the 10 suggestions below as ideas to increase sparks between you and your mate. Most importantly HAVE FUN!