December 22, 2014 12:00 AM | by The Fustany Team
Ideas to Keep the Spark in Long Marriages
Marriage is not all fun and games as some of you might already know, but the good news is there are creative ideas to help you keep the spark in long marriages. As the years go by, and you're celebrating your 10th anniversary, you may find yourself falling into a dull routine, caring for the kids, working on your career etc… However, and this may seem easier said than done, but you should always take time for yourselves. You chose to spend the rest of your life with one person, don’t let life pass you by and keep the sparks in your marriage flying.
1.Thank God for grandparents
Leave your kids for a day, night or even a weekend at their grandparents' house and go enjoy some time with your significant other. Make it a routine, maybe every week is hard, but at least a few times during the month.
2. Fun trips
Ditch the shopping and the regular sight seeing, and go on fun trips. Go snorkeling together or even camping, it will be a great bonding experience.
3. Act like kids
Theme parks are not just fun for kids! Head to a theme park, just the two of you, go on all the rides and take loads of pictures. It will be super entertaining and a memorable day, not to mention a great way to keep the spark in a long marriage.
4. Revamp your sex life
Try out some fun sex games, rent a hotel room for a day, do whatever you need to do to revamp your sex life. A great way to keep the spark in long marriages is bringing back the passion.
A brilliant way to rekindle the spark in a long marriage is to go back to your honeymoon destination, and do all the things you wanted to do. Or even recreate your first date, and reminisce about your ups and downs together. You’re bound to have a great laugh.
6. Be spontaneous
Don’t spend your time worrying about the fact that you haven’t had some alone time in so long. Once the both of you have some free time take advantage of it and go have some fun. Be spontaneous! Maybe even go dancing?
7. Challenge yourself
While it may be tempting to turn on the TV and have a movie night, try switching off it off for a change and explore the various activities you could be doing instead. Like what? As simple as cooking a meal or even having a game night with friends. Nothing beats a little friendly competition to keep the spark in a long marriage.
8. Take care of yourselves
This is one of the most important aspects to keeping the spark in a long marriage. Hit the gym, pamper yourself, both of you should take care of your appearances, attraction is key, no matter how long you have been married.
9. Remember the memorable moments
While it may be tempting to just stop getting flowers or gifts on anniversaries and birthdays after many years of marriage; you should never ever stop. This is a great way to keep the spark, putting thought and effort into something and showing that you care is priceless.
10. Surprises are recommended
Surprises are one of the easiest ways to keep the spark in a long marriage. It could be as small as a home cooked dinner, but a surprise will instantly uplift your moods and lead to a wonderful and appreciative night together.
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