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5 Effective Ways to Reconnect With Your Romantic Partner

If you feel like your relationship simply isn’t as connected as you’d like it to be, you’re certainly not alone.

If you’ve been with your partner for a long time, many factors can often get in the way and can cause disconnection. Whether because of a busy work schedule, never finding time to escape for a romantic getaway or to celebrate anniversaries, or the demand of bringing up children, long-term relationships inevitably undergo stress.

Maintaining the romantic spark in your relationship certainly isn’t impossible. There are plenty of simple, effective ways to help you connect, both romantically and in the bedroom.

1. Communicate

Whilst this might seem obvious, communication could be something your relationship is seriously lacking if you feel disconnected.

It’s important to remember that, no matter how well your partner knows you, they can’t read your mind. If there’s something bothering you, don’t simply expect your partner to instantly know what’s going on or to be able to ‘mind-read’.

It’s important to talk to each other about how you feel. Communication needs to be open and honest, and partners need to learn to listen to each other. Opportunities for having a good heart-to-heart can be difficult when the obligations of everyday life get in the way. That’s why it’s important to be able to get away and relax together.

2. Get away together

Many couples may put off going away together because of other obligations, or because of the costs associated with a big holiday. If children are involved, it can be tough to even find the time.

A romantic getaway can be perfect for reconnecting with your partner, allowing you both to escape your everyday environment and enjoy a new experience together. While it’s tempting to fill your time with lots of activities, make sure you schedule activities that are relaxing for both of you.

For those living near to Melbourne, whether it’s just spending a day together, or escaping to some romantic accommodation in Victoria or the Dandenong Ranges, simply getting out of your normal day-to-day routine and allowing time to laugh, relax and share new experiences, can help your relationship.

When you’re away on your getaway, sharing a couples massage at a day spa or slipping into a healing hot springs pool, is an ideal activity for relaxing. Massage and hot spring bathing can release oxytocin and relieve tired muscles, leaving your body and mind refreshed. Being pampered is a positive bonding experience and can leave you feeling close. Victorian and Melbourne couples are also lucky enough to be blessed with the opportunity to experience romantic accommodation, hot springs bathing and couples massage all in the one place and in close proximity to Melbourne!

3. Head to bed at the same time

Some of the most romantic, close time spent with your partner will be in the bedroom. But, if you have different bedtimes, getting close and intimate simply won’t happen naturally.

Aim to go to bed at around the same time, ensuring to end your day together. Touch is also widely-known for releasing oxytocin (known as the ‘cuddle hormone’), proven to enhance emotions of closeness and well-being whilst decreasing feelings of stress. This is a sure-fire method of feeling connected again.

Whilst this might seem obvious, communication could be something your relationship is seriously lacking if you feel disconnected.

4. Show interest

If you don’t ask questions and show your partner you’re interested in how they’re feeling, how will they know you care?

Asking something as simple as “what’s been the highlight of your day?” will instantly signal to your partner that you’re ready to listen and actually want to know how they’re doing. Otherwise, when they return from a long day at work, they may interpret your silence as a lack of care.

5. Put your relationship first

A common mistake long-term couples can make is neglecting to put their relationship first once in a while.

Whilst this can be difficult when you have children and busy schedules, getting the calendar out, sitting down together and dedicating time to one another will ensure you get it.

If a social occasion comes up on a day you’ve set aside for each other, there’s no harm in just saying no. Saying a simple ‘no thanks’ isn’t being rude, it’s making sure you’ve got your relationship priorities right.

There you have it – 5 simple, yet very achievable methods of reconnecting that you can implement today. They may seem small, but they can all lead to developing good relationship habits that can help build positive communication and spark reconnection the in your romantic relationship.

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