5 Ways to Keep Your Long Term Relationship Alive

Looking for ways to reignite the fireworks of a long-term relationship does not necessarily mean you are looking for relationship guidance or are at breaking point with your partner. When you spend a prolonged period of time with someone in particular, it’s easy to fall victim to routine and feel confused on how to spice things up again. Life has its ways of wedging itself into relationships like the third wheel nobody asked for. One day you might find yourself asking “what changed along the way?” or “why aren’t things the same as they were at the start?“.

These are completely normal and rational feelings to have. People grow every day, but growing alongside somebody else means putting in double the hard work. Romantic relationships are one of life’s most beautiful happenings when you are with the right person.

Think of relationships like a new car; they’re super exciting and shiny on the day you pick it up, but over the years you may notice the odd thing isn’t working like it should, so you take it to the garage to get fixed. This fixture may have been faulty and didn’t fix your car like you thought it would, or maybe it set you driving off into the sunset like the good old days. As long as you are willing to put the time and effort in to make it work, you will often be rewarded with the results.

So if you’ve been with your partner for what you would consider a long time, but things are feeling a bit flat, here are 5 ways to keep your relationship alive.

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20 Date Ideas

Dates don’t have to be strictly for the lovebirds. They can be with friends or even family! However, more often than not, dates are typically associated with the romantic quarters of our lives; no matter what situation we’re in. It’s time to making a boring midweek evening fun and insert some zest into the weekends!

Dates are the perfect opportunity for conversation, laughter and fun. They don’t have to be wild and expensive to be treasured. Personally, no matter what my partner and I do, I love to keep everything! Train tickets, receipts, shells from the beach – you name it, it’s probably in my memory tin. Looking back at our relationship so far, we’ve had some really fun times – the activity doesn’t always matter, it’s the quality of the company. So I thought I’d compile 20 date ideas that vary across different budgets and seasons for you to have a choose from – some I’ve tried, some I’d like to try!

Photo by Hannah Busing on Unsplash

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Versatile Blogger Award

XIn place of this week’s Chatty Tuesday – is my nomination for the Versatile Blogger Awards! I was ever so kindly nominated by Charlotte from https://realtimetotalk.wordpress.com/ and Millie from https://msblife.com/ who are two lovely ladies I’ve grown very fond of! Twitter has allowed me to connect with some really genuine bloggers and I am so happy to have made some friends, which is one of the main reasons I started this whole thing in the first place.

If you’re yet to come across the Versatile Blogger Awards, then allow me to share with you what this kind act of appreciation is all about! It’s a blogger to blogger award that allows people to acknowledge some really amazing people and blogs. There is no competition or fancy prize, just the satisfaction of knowing you can brighten someone’s day. To me, that’s the best prize!

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