8 Ways to Keep the Romance Alive in a Long-Term Relationship

Don't Stop Texting Each Other
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4. Don’t Stop Texting Each Other

Couples often believe that once they move in with each other or are together after a certain period of time that the flirty texting, or texting in general, has to stop. The biggest mistake you can make in a relationship, though, is quitting what you used to do to win your partner over.

So what if you live together? Sending your partner a sweet text message to wake up to in the morning or to read after they get off work is a romantic way to tell them that you’re thinking of them and that you value your relationship.

You could always go old-fashioned and write them a love letter or a note.

Start Saying "I Love You" More
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5. Start Saying “I Love You” More

Life gets in the way, and sometimes we forget to say how we feel. In the case of a romantic relationship, the “I love you’s” often slow down as the relationship furthers.

It’s not that we don’t love them anymore, it’s just that we forget to remind them. Or sometimes we think they already know and no longer need to hear it.

Again, this is a problem in many relationships. This is not to say that you should shower them with the three-word phrase, but instead, just remember to say it.

Say it after getting off the phone with them, say it spontaneously and say it as you’re leaving for work. It’s that simple.

You never know when your last “I love you” will be to them.

Find Something You Both Love to Do Together
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6. Find Something You Both Love to Do Together

Sometimes couples are virtually opposites, and that’s okay. However, finding something you can enjoy doing together is an instantly effective way to rekindle a bond.

This can be something as simple as playing video games, working out at the gym, or going antique shopping together. It can also be something verbal, such as discussing a topic that appeals to the both of you.

If none of your current activities interest the other person, try finding an activity that is new to both of you that you both enjoy. But keep in mind, it doesn’t hurt to try out something your partner likes.

Perhaps you’ll enjoy it too.