How To Prolong 'The Honeymoon Phase'

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How To Prolong 'The Honeymoon Phase' [EXPERT]
Four ways to stay close, connected and passionately in love throughout your marriage.

You don't have to throw out everything you like and are comfortable with but do open the door and step outside your norm. Get in touch with what piques your interest and what gets you charged up. It can be simple or more radical. This might involve taking some risks at work, trying out a new hobby or activity, reading a different genre of book or listening to music you've never listened to before.

The point here is to keep your own experience of life invigorating and feeling fresh. Know that you can't easily bring more passion into your relationship with your partner if you're not also opening up to passion individually.

Make a conscious decision to interact with your partner in passion-promoting ways. This doesn't always have to mean sexual passion, but it's wonderful when it does. You can share passion about renovating your bathroom together or volunteering in your community together. This kind of passion can positively affect passion in the bedroom too!

4. When passion strikes, make the most of it. When you and your spouse do share a passionate moment, recognize that and savor it. In a long-term relationship, you most likely aren't going to spend all day long in bed together or feel red hot attraction toward one another every second of every day. That's okay.

Just because you don't feel passion for one another each and every moment, doesn't mean that passion is dying.

Acknowledge the passion you two do share. You might feel passion as you two kiss or make love. You might feel passion when you hold hands and walk through the park together. You might feel passion when you think about a kind word or compliment your partner said to you that morning before work. Continue reading ...

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Susie and Otto Collins are relationship coaches and authors who help couples communicate, connect and create the passionate relationships they desire.



 

Location: Columbus, OH
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