Regardless of how much in love you are with somebody, it comes a time when you feel like things are stale. Nothing seems fun anymore. Or, have you run out of fun activities to do together? The fantasy and that jittery feeling have disappeared. What to do yet you want to make your relationship work? The next minute, you feel like your relationship is crumbling.
This post is designed for you. I will discuss 11 simple and inexpensive ways to make your relationship fun and in the process will make your relationship work. The good thing about these things is that they can be repeated time and again. Whether your relationship needs a boost or not; you will enjoy these activities.
In general, the problem in a relationship is when the coupleSimon Baker.
1. Indoor Massage
There is no need for a professional massage here. All you require is some good massage oil with an amazing scent and a sheet to spread on the bed. It is a good time to relax and enjoy story telling or just be silent. A massage could last 15 to 30 minutes or more. Take turns and strive to give your partner the best ‘at home’ massage.
2. Make Dinner Together
For people like me who love cooking, this can be an amazing opportunity to bond with your partner. Look for his/her/your favorite meal’s ingredients and prepare the meal together. Guys, if you do not like cooking; help out in small activities like removing the chopping board or passing the cooking oil.
Bring a chair to kitchen and tell stories. Make sure to connect and listen. When the food is ready, serve and eat from the same plate. Go a step further and make this a once in a month habit or as often as you wish.
3. Take A Walk
I don’t need to dilute the effect this has on any relationship. Put on your sport shoes and take a 30 minute to one hour walk. If you like, make it as long as you wish. I love taking walks because it offers a different atmosphere from being at home.
Walking relieves stress. It also gives room for creativity. Walk with your partner and share your life experiences. It is also a good time to talk about your future and any issues you may be experiencing.
Trust me when I say that walks are the best.
4. Start A Series Together
The thought of this makes me very excited. You ask why? Because this is where inside jokes come from. If you have a problem deciding which series to pick then pick two. Pick one you love and one that your partner loves. If today you watch your selection then the next time you should watch your partner’s selection.
The best part about starting a series is watching it together. Grabbing the blanket and cuddling… I won’t say more.
You may not talk but you will laugh and enjoy the time together.
5. Play A Game
Choose an easy indoor game that you can play together. Modify the game with your own rules to make it more interesting. I love puzzle games hence why I fill in Sudoku with my partner. Other amazing games are cards, monopoly, scrabble, charades etc.
Even a game on your phone is okay. The point is to engage both your minds to doing something to attain a particular objective together.
6. Visit A Park/Zoo
Spending time outdoors makes you feel great.Elizabeth Hurley
Change of environment is a solution to a lot of problems. This will not be a normal lunch or dinner date. The fact that it is different makes it interesting. Seeing animals may not be fun but doing it together is making unforgettable memories.
Dress up and go see some animals.
7. Write A Bucket List
Where are the places you would want to visit? What activities would you like to do? These and many more ideas to include in your couple bucket list. Sharing common ideas will help you identify your partner’s areas of interest. You could even surprise him/her in future.
Take a paper and write your couple bucket list or open an editor and type your bucket list. That is one thing that will keep you close and as you plan to fulfill your bucket list, you spend time together. The bonus is that you will bond.
8. Learn A New Language
There is a lot of pros when it comes to learning a new language. There is no better way to take on the challenge than to do it with your partner. Every 20 or 30 minutes before bedtime make a point to learn the chosen language.
You could listen to a podcast. I specifically like the coffee break series. Their podcasts are short and educative. After learning, you could share with your partner what you have learned. Try speaking a little.
This is one more way to keep yourself entertained in the relationship.
9. Work Out Together
You officially win a work out buddy! Your partner! Isn’t that amazing? Working out is always fun with someone. Your partner is perfect for this. You will be accountable to each other and will motivate each other to stay fit.
It is not only focused on losing weight rather it is to spend quality time with your partner doing something productive.
10. Photo Shoot
Who doesn’t love photos? Not me! On the special day you feel like you are looking and feeling your best; head out for a photo shoot. Dress to kill and do it not only for the ‘gram but for your partner.
Make everybody scream, ‘Couple Goals’. This will constantly remind you to appreciate your partner.
Intense love does not measure, it just gives.Mother Teresa
Giving back to community is wonderful. Plan to donate some of your clothes, shoes etc. Go to a children’s home and spend some time with the children. Offer to play with them or help in cooking.
Other charity events are visiting the elderly, visiting the sick etc.
Bonus: Make your relationship work!
For reading through the whole post, I give you a bonus activity. It is up to you and your partner to make your relationship work. When you feel things are too much, put your phones aside and in silent mode.
Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home … it’s your responsibility to love it or change it.Chuck Palahniuk
Hold your partner’s hands and look him/her into the eyes. Tell them you love them sincerely. Tell them 10 things you appreciate about them. Give him/her a long hug.
Don’t let your relationship get boring. Communicate!
Work on your relationships… Relationships need renewal or they die.Bo Sanchez
As you have seen, it is not expensive to keep a relationship strong and fun. It is in the little things that great and valuable things are born. A relationship is built on the time spent together and the quality of the time spent together.
Is it better to spend two hours arguing or spend 20 minutes sharing jokes and connecting on a deeper level? Doing these activities once in a while or even frequently, will make your relationship work and interesting.
Among the 11, my favorite is . . . I seem to love all of them. What about you?
Have you tried any of them? What was your experience? Leave a comment and let’s discuss!