My home state of Texas is officially open, however, there are a ton of people still staying close to home. After spending a couple of months stuck at home with your significant other, I imagine that the “fun” has worn off. In fact, more than likely, you are somewhere between being irritated with them to wanting to stab them with a fork.
So I’m providing you with a list of ways to reconnect with your partner. Recapture some of those warm, fuzzy feelings you used to get with them before life drowned them out.
- Order them a bouquet of flowers or bring a bunch home from the grocery run for an unexpected surprise. Drop the gender bias, do this even if your partner is of the male persuasion.
- Make each other a snack or meal without prompting.
- Speaking of that grocery store run, any unexpected gift, no matter how small will be appreciated. A candy bar, a bath bomb, snacks for just the two of you, a small stuffed animal, etc.
- Bring them a cup of tea or coffee in the morning.
- Do a chore the other one always does. Bonus points if it’s the one they hate the most.
- Give them a break from the kids. Entertain the little ones for an hour so the other one can nap, get something done uninterrupted or just sit in silence.
- Get dressed up for them unexpectedly. Yes, most of us have been living in sweats with no bra, no makeup and hair unbrushed. Shock them by actually getting all decked out just for them.
- This is just a mind game, but start focusing more on what you like about your partner, instead of what you don’t like. You’re whole attitude will shift.
- Write each other love letters. Bonus if you actually mail them.
- Leave little notes for each other around the house, under dinner plate, attached to the computer, or in a drawer.
- Distance yourselves somehow from the kids by sitting on the porch or going into another room and just have a conversation with each other.
- Leave a journal out and take turns leaving a note to the other in it. Sweet or naughty, doesn’t matter since it can’t be overheard, but it’s just between the two of you.
- Write your honey a poem.
- Instead of defending yourself, just apologize for anything you’ve done wrong. No “but”.
- Ask your significant other what is one thing that you can do this week to be a better partner. Listen carefully to their answer and make an honest effort to do it.
- Thank them for little things, like taking out the garbage, for ordering dinner, playing with the kids, etc.
- Throughout the day sneak in playful kisses and touches. Grab their butt, give them a brief backrub, or kiss the back of their neck.
- Play with their hair while watching tv.
- Hold hands.
Adventure and Fun
- Create an experience for you to do together. Like starting a new diet, take an online class, learn a new language, or start a quest to find the best documentary.
- Have a picnic in the backyard.
- Sing them a romantic song.
- Pursue your own interests. Gives you valuable alone time apart and something to talk about when you are back together.
- Take sex off the table for a specific amount of time and let the tension mount or do it on the table or other interesting places.
- Have a sexy photoshoot.
- Watch the sunrise or sunset together.
- Randomly during the day hold eye contact for longer than necessary.
Be A Team
- Do chores together, like washing the dishes or doing the laundry.
- Late night date night. Stay up late and have dessert (or a drink) while the kids are sleeping.
- Turn up the music and show off your best moves or turn it down and slow dance.
- Take a nap together.
- Work out together.
- Whisper in each others ears and share secrets.
Get to sparking!