Do you long for that special thrill you used to get when your sweetheart walked into a room? According to Woman's Day magazine, the key to a long-lasting relationship is falling in love again and again. So, here are some quick tips to rev up your romance:
- Start thanking each other. Once a week, say "thank you" for something you've never mentioned before - especially if your spouse was considerate of your feelings. Like, if they didn't eat the last of the Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey because they know it's your favorite.
- Want to be more in tune with each other? Eliminate distractions by taking the TV out of your bedroom. And get a smaller bed. You'll feel closer physically, talk more, and be better at reading each other's body language.
- Don't compromise all the time. Giving in can help a marriage run more smoothly. But if you feel strongly about visiting your relatives, and you agree to stay home every time, you'll end up resenting it and him. Don't be afraid to stand up for what you believe in.
- Also, fight more constructively. It'll help you live longer and be happier. Tell him you love him, even when you complain that he leaves his wet towel on the floor. Staying positive during an argument keeps your stress hormones in check. And couples who get overly-stressed out when they fight are more likely to get divorced within 10 years.