If you have a busy lifestyle, a job with too much overtime or extra-curricular activities like studying, then holding on to a serious relationship can be a challenge. To say that the right relationship never takes work is inaccurate, as the fact that you’re willing to do the work means it must be the right relationship after all.
Sometimes all it takes is a little time to reconnect and avoid other things getting in the way. Here are just a few suggestions on how to accomplish that.
Make Date Night A Thing
It may sound like a cliché and rather forced, but it’s really not. Having at least one set evening a week – or even a month if needs be – means you have a certain time you both know you’re going to spend with each other, and you can then make plans to ensure nothing else gets in the way. Not only that, but it gives you something to look forward to, thinking about creative ways to spend the time, and makes you feel like you’re back dating again, to the initial stages of the relationship when everything was sparks, nerves, and first kisses.
Attend a Concert
If you and your partner adore the same genre of music, but a busy life has gotten in the way of you enjoying it together that much recently, consider booking tickets to a live music venue for valuable quality time together. Music can truly let the two of you escape for a few hours. Spending time together in the melodies of your favorite song might remind you of happy memories and past times when you were listening to the same songs – maybe it was the favorite tune from a vacation or the track that was playing when you first met.
Re-visiting your favorite bands together in a live music environment can be a valuable experience. Ticket Sales lists all available venues, artists, and times to make your date night perfect.
Do Something They Want To Do, Even If You Don’t
Putting time aside for a pastime that your partner enjoys shows that you’re willing to make an effort for the relationship – and they will see that. If they know you don’t really enjoy something but you’re making an effort to do it anyway, that will mean the world to them – and vice versa. Plus, you’re not going to hate it that much if you can see the pure joy it has brought to your partner’s face. You may even surprise yourself and have more fun than you thought you would.
Sometimes it can be the simplest things that make a difference. If you’re accustomed to opposite working schedules and you’re usually passing your partner in the doorway as you’re hurrying to work, take an extra minute to stop, give them a quick squeeze, a kiss, tell them you love them or take a few minutes to ask how they are.