Spotlight On: 8 Simple Tips To Help Keep Romance Alive In Your Relationship 4 years ago

Spotlight On: 8 Simple Tips To Help Keep Romance Alive In Your Relationship

Over the last number of months, we’ve learned a thing or two about the wide range of contraceptives that are available on the market today.

Now, we are going to continue our focus on health by studying a wide range of topics relating to sex and sexual health.

Last week, we looked at the underwear rules everyone should follow, while this week, we'll be talking about simple tips to keep the romance and love alive in your relationship.

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Couples who play together, stay together!

While no relationship is perfect, there are certain tips and tricks you can incorporate into your daily life to make sure romance never dies, and we don't just mean the occasional bunch of flowers.

From arguing to making up, to forgiving and forgetting, here are some tips to help you keep your relationship on an even keel.

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Hugs

There’s nothing we love more than a big hug after a tough day in the office, and getting close to your partner by remembering to hug each other – not just for comfort – is key. Snuggle up on the couch too while you’re watching your favourite box set.

Hug It Out The honeymoon stage of a romance can involve a lot of cheek-pecking, kisses and lingering hugs. These are all great ways to connect with our partners. Hugging can increase levels of the bonding hormone oxytocin. Touch can trigger feelings of attachment, which often leads to sexual desire in women. Every little contact helps so hug him, savour it and it won’t be long before your sex drive is revving up again.

Talk it out

At the early stages of a relationship, you and your partner can talk and talk for hours as you get to know each other. However, this quickly falls by the wayside as life takes over. Be sure to set aside some quality time for a proper catch-up with your loved one – and take an interest in how their day was.

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Kiss

It might sound obvious, but again, kissing is something that is often forgotten about once the relationship enters a mature stage. And we’re not just talking about a quick peck on the cheek – cosy up for a full-on snog. Or shift. Or whatever you'd like to call it.

9. He gets overly needy: He starts telling you how much he loves you, hugging you, kissing you – he wants to spend all of his time with you and starts suggesting romantic nights in and dates just for the two of you. When they’re getting ready to propose, men generally feel a bit vulnerable.

Compromise

Be willing to compromise in the relationship as it will help things to go smoother and make for less arguments in the long run. It is important to listen to your partner and work together as a team.

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Have fun!

Remember that you are together for a reason. Be sure to bring some fun back into your lives – it doesn’t all have to be about work and bills. Take some time together to enjoy day trips, evenings out or even just playing a silly game.

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Not in the mood?

Try to make time under the covers. Tiredness, stress and pressure at work can often leave a lot of us feeling like we don’t have the energy for sex. However, intimacy between the two of you is vital. You can find out more about loss in libido here.

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Forgive

And forget. Don’t hold a grudge with your partner. Forget the smaller things that he/she may have done to annoy you and instead embrace all the good things they do.

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Stand up

Don’t be afraid to stand up for what you believe in and in that respect, you shouldn’t be afraid to argue. Be honest and truthful about how you feel – it will clear the air a lot quicker and will help you to get back on track.

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