There are so many reasons why the honeymoon phase is the best time in a relationship—among others, the butterflies, the fun dates, and the hot sex. It’s human nature to take what’s consistently available to us for granted. Can’t-get-enough-of-each-other days aren’t over when you reach long-term relationship status. You’ve just got to put in a little extra effort to get them back. Here’s what you can do to turn back the clock and reignite that spark at Desire Resorts:
In the honeymoon phase, the only time you look at your phone is when you’re not together, and it’s just to see if he’s texted you yet. After a few years, technology can be a huge distraction. But it doesn’t have to be like that. When you’re super-busy, your phone can be your wingman. Send your flirty texts, risqué photos, and promises of what’s to come. Keep it sexy, even if you feel too exhausted at the end of the day to frolic. Fun is the name of the game. Keep it lively.
Speak Each Other’s Language
Some people show they care with hugs and kisses, while others rely on the L-word. People speak love languages—or the ways we show and feel love—in different ways. And while you might have spent a lot of time making each other feel loved when you first got together, there’s a solid chance that’s fallen by the wayside over time.
How do you get back on track? Have a conversation about the things he does that mean so much to you, whether that’s kissing, holding hands, or going on a clothing-optional vacation together. Then, ask him what actions make him feel most loved. This way, you and your partner will know how to demonstrate how much you value each other. This ultimately strengthens your bond.
The honeymoon phase is all about playfulness and being crazy-romantic with each other, so why let that go? Plan mini-honeymoons (Desire Resorts are the perfect choice.) that regularly take you back to how your relationship felt in the beginning. Bonus: They’ll remind you of what you originally found attractive about your partner and how great you are together.
Indulge in Alone Time
Anyone who has ever been in a relationship that did not last long after the honeymoon period can tell you that what was once cute and sexy can become immature and annoying after lots of time together. The solution: Spend solo time with your couple. (Choose one of our Desire Resorts) Having alone time is very important because it gives you an identity outside of the relationship. You’ll have more to talk about without that feeling that you know all there is to know about each other.
When it comes to gifts, it’s the thought that counts, not the price tag. The time and intention you put into these random acts of kindness will reignite the passion and memories of when you first got together.
Never Stop Dating
If you’re not spending enough time alone together, then you aren’t evolving as a couple. And growing together is crucial for maintaining those warm and fuzzy feelings over time. Spending time together helps ensure you’re continuing to learn about the new person your partner is becoming every day. That primes your relationship for more honeymoon phases to come.