A study by Stanford University revealed that 70 percent of relationships between unmarried couples end within the first year. Finding love is one of the best things that could happen to anyone. However, when you’re in a long term relationship, things can start to feel dull, no matter how much you’re in love with each other. So how can you avoid making mistakes that can make your relationship stale?
Try new things together
Maintaining a long term relationship can be difficult at times because human brains learn to switch-off repetitive stimulation. That is why you need to try new activities that are exciting and interesting with your partner in order to stimulate your brains differently and keep them interested. You will also be able to create new memories and feel like a team as you try new activities together. A few ideas to try are to go on a road trip together, try a new hobby, or even do something spontaneous. Whatever you do, just make sure that both of you are enjoying it, and that you’re breaking out of routine.
Spice up your sex life
After staying with your partner for some time, you might find that your sex life is getting boring and you no longer enjoy the benefits of sex. If this is the case for you, it might be time to spice things up by trying new things. You can amp things up by incorporating different tools and devices to add excitement in the bedroom. A good idea is to create a tool box which may include a fleshlight, vibrator, or even costumes for different personas and roles that you like to play. Remember to consult your partner when adding to the contents of the tool box so that you can both find the right toys to satisfy your sexual desires.
Share the good times
Giving support to your lover during hard times is essential, but it’s just as important to be supportive when good things happen. Whenever you share positive emotions with your partner, your love and affection towards each other become stronger. You will also experience fewer conflicts, and your relationship will be full of fun. This is because it’s natural to feel connected to someone who supports you and shares your happiness. So the next time your partner achieves a milestone or gets a promotion at work, make sure to celebrate with them.
Being in a relationship can have its ups and downs, but as long as you keep the spark alive, it might be worth it in the long run. You just need to find the little things that can make your relationship strong, and you and your partner will enjoy the experience.
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