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The seven-year itch afflicts 3 out of 5 couples in the United States.
Actually, I have no idea if that’s accurate but it sounds like it should be. You probably shouldn’t come here for statistically accurate information, just sayin’. Bryan and I are about a year away from this monumentally snooze-worthy milestone and I thought now would be the perfect time to breathe some life into our love lives. Side note: are you expected to do anything to celebrate?? What’s the gift etiquette for seven years of togetherness? A picture frame?
Look, I get it. After several years together, dating your spouse is like trying on those boyfriend jeans you can’t bear to part with—they hug in all the right places, and are worn through in a way that toes the line of being a little unflattering. Dining out segues to takeout; a Game of Thrones bingefest sounds a lot more appealing than dolling up to enjoy cocktails on a rooftop.
The key to happiness in a relationship is a lot easier than we might think—we can never stop having fun with our partners.
Today I’d like to explore a few ways you can spice things up in the love department (as much a reminder for myself as I hope it is for you!).
Go out on proper date nights. Ditch Netflix and chill, put on some clothes (ladies, no yoga pants), and hit the town. Delve a bit deeper and get to know each other in a new way.
Surprise your partner in unexpected ways. Gary Chapman’s book The Five Love Languages really spoke to me, because I learned the importance of finding out and speaking your partner’s love language (quality time, receiving gifts, words of affirmation, etc.).
Bring friends into the mix. Date nights are a lot more fun when you make it a double!
Try something new. Take a cooking class, go to a concert, unlock clues in an escape room (on my list!), or try that new fusion restaurant that opened up down the street.
Spice things up in the bedroom. This one is the most fun, eh? Don’t get stuck in a routine with your partner when there are so many exciting things you could be doing. Dear Lady has a line of sex toys, lingerie, and We-Vibe vibrators to amp up your sex life. 🙂
What are some ways you infuse some fun in your relationship? I’d love to hear from you!