By Guest Blogger Mila
For those Alphanistas in long-term relationships, you know that sometimes you can fall into a rut. Keep the spark going in your relationship by being creative. Relationships take work, but they stay fun as long as you make them fun.
Turn the Heat on in Bed
Last but not least…forget about the daily grind and take a spontaneous day off to spend in bed together. Try something that you haven’t tried before (a new outfit, toy, or game). Or do the champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries route if you prefer. Pamper yourselves with massages and a hot bath, and do whatever you please. Keep the mood romantic with candles, soft music, and plush robes. No clothes allowed.
Share a Hobby
Everyone has different hobbies, and most often your hobbies differ from your significant other’s hobbies. This is good because it gives you something to do on your own and some space from each other. But, it could also be fun to pick a shared hobby that you do together. It can be anything from playing competitive Scrabble to fixing a car together. Whatever the hobby, you’ll find yourselves enjoying the time spent together.
Be Weekend Warriors
Vacations are a fun way to bond with your significant other. You can relax and explore new surroundings, while learning more about each other. However, not all of us can escape to Aruba on a whim. So, try taking road-trips to nearby destinations or exploring the cities and towns you live in. I lived in NYC for awhile before I ventured to some of the museums here. There are lots of things to explore. So grab your loved one and go check things out. A great website to help you find things to do is http://www.thingstodo.com/, where you can search by state.
Take a Couples Class
No, I don’t mean couples therapy. I’m talking about couples cooking classes or dance classes. Lots of places offer classes that you can take with your significant other. You can learn how to make sushi together or how to ballroom dance. Fun classes take your mind off your everyday work, and give you both a chance to learn something new. Plus, it’s also a great way to make some new friends.
Mila is in her twenties and lives and works in New York City. She loves writing, running, and good music. If there’s a dance party, she’s there.