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Tips for Keeping the Romance Alive in Your Relationship

Krista has been married to the love of her life since 2013. She and her husband regularly practice these tips and are still burning strong.

For many relationships, cohabitation or marriage is the beginning of the end. There are many reasons why this happens but the most common one is the lack of romance. In order to keep that spark and your relationship going strong, you must make the effort to keep the romance alive.

Keeping the romance alive does sound nice, but unfortunately, most people don’t know how to do it. There is lots of information and tips out there for keeping the romance alive- but there’s one thing you should know: NOT ALL COUPLES ARE THE SAME.

Therefore, when considering how to keep that spark, you must always think about what your partner’s wants, needs, and interests are. After all, compromise is the key to a happy, healthy relationship.

Below, we’ll look at a few basic tips for keeping the romance alive in your relationship:

Show Affection

One way to keep the romance alive is to show affection. Many times, when people get into a relationship, they begin to take each other for granted. They get comfortable with each other, and they stop holding hands, kissing, and talking about their day. It’s very important that you don’t allow your relationship to get to this point. You must express your love and appreciation for each other as much as possible both in what you say and what you do.

Go on Dates

Many couples, especially those who have been together for a long time, stop going on dates together. It’s not a conscious thing- it just seems to happen. Therefore, when you both have a free evening together, consider going out on a date. The great thing about a date is that almost any activity can be considered a date. For example, you can go grab dinner together, go see a movie, have a few drinks at a local bar, go bowling, or just about anything else. Social interaction with each other and with other people is critical for the health of your relationship. Therefore, it’s important to go on dates and socialize.

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As mentioned, compromise is key to a great relationship. It is a great way to keep the romance alive. No matter how compatible you and your partner are, the two of you are going to have some differences. These differences typically show up on date night. It’s important that you both learn to compromise as much as possible when going on a date, which may include alternating date night activities. For example, one time you should do something your partner enjoys and the next time, you can do something that you enjoy.


Lack of romance is one of the major reasons that relationships fail. This tends to happen when couples move in together or when they get married. It’s not something that is done on purpose- it just happens. However, there are things you can do to keep the romance alive- but you both have to be willing to put in the effort. It’s important that you solve this issue as soon as possible because if it gets to the point of breaking up or divorcing, it may be too late.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Krista Mounsey

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