16 Ways to Fall in Love All Over Again [ Gottman Institute Blog]

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16 Ways to Fall in Love All Over Again

Here are 16 practical ways for you to start turning towards each other:

  • Schedule a next date night and keep the plans a surprise. The anticipation will spark a renewed sense of fun.
  • Practice the daily 60 second blessing. This is a daily habit of affirming the positive qualities you see in each other. Watch a quick video where we explain what this looks like here.
  • Send flirty texts to each other throughout the day. Trust me, your partner will appreciate it.
  • Make foreplay a priority. Make more room in your calendar to make out before sex.
  • Be affectionate and playful with each other in front of others. It’s not enough to just brag to each other in private, it’s significant to compliment your spouse in public.
  • Start a new hobby together. Brainstorm some ideas and create a list of shared interests.
  • Show appreciation by saying “Thank you,” and “I appreciate all you do.” This goes a long way in showing respect to each other.
  • Take a walk hand in hand. Nothing gets the blood moving and the connection juices flowing like taking a walk around the block.
  • Focus on the positive qualities of each other by writing them down and posting it around the house.
  • Plan a vacation together – no kids allowed. It doesn’t even have to be extravagant, but time alone is so important.
  • Dream together which helps build security. Have you created a dream board where you jot down your goals or things you want to do together? Go for it!
  • Pay attention to your spouse more than you pay attention to your phone & TV. Less screen time, more face time.
  • Reminisce about your favorite date nights, wedding day, honeymoon, and travels together by pulling out old photos.
  • Learn something new about your spouse. Pick up a deck of Love Map cards which contain fun questions to ask each other. Stay thirsty, I mean curious, my friends.
  • Buy a new board game and have a game night together. Clothing optional.
  • Join us for one of our monthly marriage webcasts and learn something new in your marriage. Sharpen that saw!
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