Put Fun Back Into Your Relationship!
Life happens. We get into a roll and things just "float on okay," says Modest Mouse. But sometimes we want more than just "okay" in our relationships! What happens all too often in our relationships is that as the responsibilities change and increase, the fun decreases. However, there are simple things you can do to change that. Here is a fun exercise to practice with your partner to increase connection and intentionally put fun back into your relationship!
Think about the beginning of your relationship. What were some of the things you and your partner enjoyed doing back then? Was it traveling? Trying new restaurants? Hiking 14ers?
Got some good memories rolling around, yet? Good! Next step...
Now think of, “How can we do one of those things we used to love but put a post-pandemic spin on it?” We are different people after all and families and fur babies have changed. When the context of your relationship has changed, that’s important to acknowledge!
For example, maybe you enjoyed exploring a new restaurant each week, but now you have your wonderful pandemic puppy. Instead of exploring indoor restaurants, what about exploring the best patios in the city? Good food for the humans and happy stimulation with pups at the table. Win win!
If you met during the pandemic and enjoyed some awesome virtual concerts together at home on the couch, what about going to an outdoor or indoor venue concert by the same artist you first saw together?
Be creative but stay focused. Start with 1 activity and 1 way to make it post-pandemic. Once you’ve nailed down the details, put it on the calendar to save that time for your relationship.
You got this! Ready? Go!
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