DO YOU LOVE YOUR PARTNER BUT IT FEELS LIKE YOU’RE MORE FRIENDS THAN LOVERS?
Feeling more like roommates than lovers these days? You’re not alone. The number one challenge for many couples in long term relationships is learning how to stay intimately & romantically connected while managing the demands and distractions of everyday life.
If you find your time eaten up by to-do lists, kids, work, worries and outside obligations with little time leftover for affectionate caresses, kisses and steamy all-nighters, then STOP and READ THIS NOW. Here are 8 quick tips to get you two feeling romantically and affectionately connected again pronto.
8 QUICK & FUN WAYS TO AFFECTIONATELY EXPLORE, STROKE AND STOKE AFFECTION’S FLAMES AGAIN:
- Kisses are the food of love. A loving embrace of the lips. Wordlessly, kisses say many things: “Welcome home.” “I cherish you.” “I’m yours.” “I’m sorry.” ” I’m here for you.” A kiss can lift the level of the moment from barren and ordinary to loving and intimately extraordinary. Make a game of kissing: Kissing at commercial breaks. Kissing at red lights. Kissing when you spot a white SUV. Kissing when you walk in or leave the room. Kiss and BE KISSED regularly.
2. Hold hands, take 3 deep breaths, and smile into each other’s eyes. Take a moment to feel your whole body as it is. Profound moments can happen when you look deeply into each other’s eyes.
- Whispering changes our state of mind. Whisper sweet and adoring things into your partner’s ear.
- Touch each other without using your hands. You can touch with any part of your body, your hair, your feet, your arms. There are parts of your body that are seldom touched that are especially sensitive. See if you can find these parts on your partner’s body–and on your own.
- Wash and brush your partner’s hair.
6. Try eliminating one sense (i.e blindfold your partner) while you increase another (i.e. touch: Use an unusual part of your body such as your cheek, arm, or hair to caress every part of your partner’s body).
- Before rushing into the day and out the door, get up one hour earlier with your partner. Have breakfast in bed, read an inspirational passage aloud, hold each other, go for an early walk, give each other a massage, take a shower together.
- Throughout the day, randomly and spontaneously notice and say thank you for the many acts of love, support, and thoughtfulness (big and small) your partner does for you and gives to you.