When you’re with someone a really long time, it’s sometime easy to get too comfortable and take that person for granted.
That lustful kiss you used to plant on each other at the end of a long day can morph into a chaste peck on the forehead that can then morph into barely a look up from the computer and a mumbled hello. My husband and I make sure to reserve half an hour in bed for ourselves, without kids, to unwind and pass some quality time together. Other couples make sure they have a date night every week. It’s important to keep these moments going and make an effort to keep the romance alive. Life, kids, routine can take over so easily and we forget to take care of ourselves and or relationships.
The key to a successful and healthy relationship is leaning on one another while supporting dreams and offering a safe place to communicate. That should never be erased by our kids, video games and work.
It’s also important to acknowledge the little things your partner does for you. All you need to do is let them know that you notice what they are doing and that you appreciate it. It makes all the difference in the world.
“Remember that the best relationship is one in which the love for each other exceeds your need for each other.” – The Dalai Lama