“…By the power invested in me, I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss your bride.”
And that’s where the honeymoon phase begins — the joy, excitement, happiness, and high expectations of a wonderful, long, and fulfilling life together.
However, the longer you’re together, romance begins to fizzle out. But it’s possible to get that loving feeling back in your relationship!
What happens after the honeymoon phase is over?
Oftentimes, they become closer and truly enjoy the beauty of their new marriage. They hold hands and constantly show public affection. They eat off of each other’s plates. The couple looks deeply into each other’s eyes while professing their undying love and devotion.
Year one passes and it’s like the honeymoon never ended. The happy couple pulls out the one-year frozen wedding cake and relives the wedding day all over again. They are in total bliss.
But, as the years roll by, the bliss in a relationship seems to roll away as well.
Why? What happened to that newly wedded excited and happy couple? What happened to the closeness and electricity they once shared? Can they get it back? Can a couple who’s been married for many years reignite the newlywed spark?
I believe they can — but both parties need to be willing.
So if the embers of your love and passion are fading away in your relationship, how do you bring the honeymoon phase feelings back?
Here are 15 ways to make your current relationship feel like it’s your honeymoon as a newlywed couple again.
1. Send playful text messages with cute emojis to your spouse.
2. Write love notes to your spouse and leave them in places around the house where they can easily be found.
3. Have a special picnic in your home or a place that has a romantic setting or view.
4. Find something kind to say about your spouse every day.
5. Touching is a good thing. Remember to be passionate and intimate.
6. Think about what made you fall in love with your spouse and try to recreate those moments.
7. Show your spouse that you care about the things that are important to them.
8. Compliment each other often.
9. Leave the mistakes of the past in the past. Be willing and ready to forgive as well as ask for forgiveness.
10. Say, “I love you” often.
11. Play your spouse’s favorite love song and dance in their arms.
12. Let your mate know that you value who they are.
13. Notice the small things that have meaning to your spouse. Extravagant gifts are great but often times it’s the small things that reach the heart.
14. When your spouse talks to you about their feelings. Really listen, not with just your ears. Listen with your heart.
15. Re-dedicate your love for each other by renewing your vows. It’s not really necessary to have a formal ceremony. This can be done in an intimate setting with just you and your spouse.
When relationships start losing their flame, they are ways for couples to rekindle it.
It may not happen overnight but if both partners are willing to put in the time and effort, it is possible for the relationship to become beautiful again.