How To Save A Dying Relationship
When romance does stale, you may begin to wonder how to save a dying relationship. Sometimes, relationships demand a considerable amount of effort to stay afloat, especially when forces such as children and work duties stand in the way. Whether you are married, engaged or dating, you may want to consider taking these steps to resuscitate your relationship.
- Talk. Take the time to converse with your partner, but keep the conversation positive. Don’t complain about mundane things like work or taxes. Try making plans together. Even if the plans seem absurd or unlikely, it will be nice to daydream and laugh.
- Encourage. Lend a hand when your partner is working on a task or a project. Avoid getting in the way or being too helpful. If it is a personal project, offer a word of encouragement. If your partner is doing chores around the house, express your gratitude. You'll be amazed how even the simple things can help keep your relationship together.
- Offer casual compliments. You don’t have to make a speech about how dainty her toes are, or how the sunlight reflects elegantly off her cheeks. Just take the time to make a simple positive observation concerning your partner’s appearance or personality. If you want to be creative, write compliments on sticky notes, and then leave them for your partner to find. To add a bit of nostalgia, try recycling compliments that you made at the beginning of your relationship.
- Do new things together. Try out a new recipe in the kitchen, go for a hike or learn a new dance. If you have the time and money, take a romantic vacation to save your dying relationship.
- Have sex. Sex can be intimate and stress relieving. Experiment in the bedroom. This is also an opportunity to offer some of those compliments.