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5 Relationship Hacks For an Everlasting Honeymoon Period In Your Relationship

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It’s sad that the honeymoon phase of every relationship is so temporal. Sooner or later, that giddy, butterflies-in-your-tummy, blush-y, and slightly obsessive-compulsive feeling you get when you think about your significant other will ebb away. But even if you’ve gotten all comfortable around your guy or girl, that doesn’t necessarily mean that your *spark* has to fizzle out. Read on to find out more!

1. Surprise them at work

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Nothing will brighten your partner’s day more than a sweet surprise. Here’s what to do: Pack a lunch comprising of their favourite treats, and turn up at their office unexpectedly – but prior to this, you may have to do a little conspiring with his/her colleagues to make sure that your partner isn’t in a lunch meeting. We guarantee that your partner will be beaming with happiness for the rest of the day!

#2: Send them little messages throughout the day

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Along with stability in a relationship comes stagnation in the romance department. Where you once exchanged texts endlessly until the wee hours of the night, and argued about who loves who more, you may now no longer bother to express your love to each other. But that shouldn’t be the case! Inject more romance and life into your relationship by continuing to affirm your love for each other – have fun phone conversations, or even write a cute note and leave it somewhere that they’re bound to pass by. It’ll do wonders for your relationship!

#3: Make them a playlist to listen to

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Everyone loves music, so why not take your cue from John Cusack in Say Anything? We’re not saying that you have to go the whole hog and actually drive up to your bae’s door carrying a boombox on you – there are plenty of alternatives that are more suited for modern day, such as burning a CD to pop into their car player for a little rush hour surprise, or sending them a Spotify playlist specially crafted from songs that you think they’ll like.

#4: Dress to impress

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You have been together for a good while now, so I guess it’s acceptable to walk around in sweats all the time, right? Wrong! We have it on good authority (from our bestie Eva Mendes) that the secret to a happy marriage is not wearing sweatpants. But jokes aside, you should still make an effort to dress up once in a while – it’ll show your other half that you think they’re worth the effort, and they’ll also feel proud when they’ve got a good-looking partner on their arm!

5. Play hooky

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Take a break from your everyday routine. Call in sick for work and sneak off to spend the whole day together. You’ll not only feel the teenage thrill of skiving, but you’ll also get some valuable time freed up in your busy schedules to spend with each other!

It’s inevitable that as two people get comfortable with each other, they get lazy, and the initial intense attraction fades off into something that’s less passionate, but enduring. That having been said, it’s really up to you if you’re willing to put in the effort to keep the spark burning – as you can see from our suggestions above, it’s really not that difficult. Happy dating!

What Healthy Couples Do to Keep the Relationship Alive

Falling in love is easy but to keep the relationship alive once that first flame has lost its power is hard. Life continues to spin around us and it is easy to lose track and to forget and take for granted the most important thing in our life: love.

It won’t sort itself out on its own and there are many things and mistakes we do in our relationships, but instead of focusing on what not to do, we have gathered some secrets on what healthy couples do to keep the relationship alive.

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1. Arguments stay between the couple

Healthy couples never post negatively about each other on social media, nor start discussing around with friends trying to get other people on their side in an argument. Healthy couples understand that in a relationship there is only one side. The response is to talk it out with your loved one and sort it out between the two of you.

2. The relationship is priority number one

Healthy relationships always put the relationship first and makes it a priority since there is always going to be things pulling you in every direction and demanding your time and attention. The thing that defines healthy couples is that they never let the these things affect their relationship. The areas which will get less time and attention are never their loved one. Healthy couples know that you only have one chance to make it work with the love of your life.

3. Spend quality time together (without technology!)

Healthy couples understand the importance of quality time together, without technology, and therefore make sure to spend quality time together when the phones and tv are turned off.

4. Take breaks from disagreements

Couples who are in a healthy relationship know when to take a break from a disagreement and also when to return together to find a resolution. Punishing each other with the silent treatment or withholding affection is not a healthy solution to resolve a disagreement.

5. Talk about everything

There are no off-limit subjects. Couples who are able to talk about everything, even the hard subjects grow together and form healthy bonds and are a sign of intimacy in the relationship. It is inevitable that you will face hard times as a couple, and to work through them together is important to keep a healthy relationship.

6. Know their limits 

In a relationship it is important that each partner knows their own limits and do not say yes to everything and always agree. If one partner is tired and exhausted and the other wants to go out, there is no point in saying yes to please your partner just to end up being mad at the end of the night because you actually did not want to go in the first place. Healthy couples know their limits and know when to say no, and when to ask for help.

7. Forgive and ask for forgiveness

In a relationship you are bound to hurt each other from time to time and do things without the intention of hurting your loved one. The important part here is to learn how to deal with it and forgive easily and to be able to say I am Sorry and ask for forgiveness.

8. Never give up

Healthy couples never give up, no matter how hard things get.

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