Date nights are important for couples, but after a while when the relationship is more settled, even date night becomes boring and routine. So what can you do when your relationship reaches this point? Do things that not only are exciting but that influences your bonding time. Here are a few ways to boost your relationship:
1. Do something exciting
Excitement from any source will be associated with the person you're with, even if they're not the cause of it. Instead of boring dinner dates, or Netflix documentaries, take a tango class or go skydiving.
2. Cook together
To keep it exciting, look up a recipe neither of you has ever tried cooking.
3. Art Appreciation
Absorbing a little culture together can be one of the most exhilarating hobbies for couples
4. Get Physical ( and I don't mean just sex)
Go cycling together, jogging, yoga or a fitness group class the two of you would enjoy doing together. Just like when doing exciting things, the adrenaline released when doing exercise is infused in the relationship!
This will not only bring you closer together by spending time doing something meaningful, but it also provides gratitude and perspective when you give back to an important cause or community
Treating yourself together can be the perfect way to relax and recharge. You could go to your local spa for a side-by-side foot massage or at home facials. Something the two of you enjoy
7. Don't reduce the negative. Increase the positive.
We spend a lot of time trying to fix things in our relationships. Unless they're critical, don't focus on reducing the negatives. Couples thrive when they increase the positive things. Do more of what the two of like doing together.
8. Check in with Each other
check-ins strengthen the bond between partners. Setting up weekly meetings is recommended; one to talk about household responsibilities and another dedicated to more intimate issues, this may help both partners feel more validated, respected, and comfortable.
9. Learn to play a musical instrument
If you’re musically inclined, taking music lessons together will provide a way for you to not only learn a new skill but practice making something beautiful together.
10. Plant a Tree
Seeing something grow, something the two of you created is special (or you could plant a baby too lol) 🙂
11. Join a Book Club or Start One with Just the Two of You
Brainpower, discussing ideas, challenge each others mind.
12. Reminisce about the times you laughed
What made you two crack up on those initial dates? Bring it up and have another laugh about it.
Working on keeping your relationship feeing lively, is a key element for relationship satisfaction. Relationships need to be nurtured just like a living organism.
Try some of these tips to give a boost to your relationship!
To your relationship’s success,
Your Therapy Friend,
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SOFIA M. ROBIROSA
Sofia Robirosa is the owner of Infinite Therapeutic Services and is a Relationships & Parenting Expert. She offers individual, couples, and family counseling to individuals seeking to enhance their relationships. Her private practice is located in Plantation, FL. She attended Nova Southeastern University for both her Bachelor and Master Degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy and in Business Administration. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Leader in Active Parenting for children and teens, an evidenced based program. She is also a Certified Addictions Professional (CAP). She is a passionately committed therapist, who thoroughly takes pride and joy from her job. She enjoys working with a culturally diverse population and is bilingual in Spanish and English. She is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and an active volunteer of the Broward Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She loves her family, which consists of her husband, daughter, and two dogs. Some of her interests outside of work include spending time outdoors, traveling, and dining.