8 tips to keep the spark in your relationship

I will always take advice whenever I can get it from people I love, people who know a thing or two and people who have proved to do it right time and time again. If you look at beautiful old couples who are celebrating their 40th, 50th or even 60th year wedding anniversary’s they are always full of incredible advice. I’ve been given many a tip over the years from couples celebrating such remarkable milestones like always be sure to at least laugh together once a day and to make sure there are no bosses in the relationship – you’re both equal. I wonder though, what are the little things that ‘make’ a relationship sparkle. The everyday moments that keep the zest alive. I found this advice by Dr Goldsmith and loved it. These are all things Mr M & I do and I’m sure in 60 years time when we’re being asked our advice by the gran-kids on what made our love so strong (a girl can dream) a few of these tips will be on our lips. 
8 Tips to keep the Spark in your relationship

1. Make your morning time special by bringing your partner a cup of coffee while he or she is still in bed or even just getting ready for work.
2. Make the time at the end of the work-day when you first see one another extra special by giving each other a 10 second hug and kiss. You will both feel more deeply connected throughout the evening. Also remember to touch your partner affectionately throughout the day, not just when you want to be romantic.
3. Make time to make-time. Plan a romantic rendezvous during the week. You can get a room at a local hotel or plan to have the house all to yourselves. Just the anticipation of being together in this way will add spark to your romantic life.
4. Whenever you can, take the time to give your partner 100% of your attention when they want to talk to you. Put down the remote control or whatever you’re reading, face your partner and say “What would you like to talk about?” It will make your partner feel loved and important to you. (this is something Mr M & I are very big on, being present to each other not just ‘there’)
5. Take the time to tell your partner that they look wonderful, beautiful, sexy, handsome, or whatever words you use to let them know you think they are looking particularly gorgeous. We all have doubts about our looks and hearing that we are attractive to our partners is a very important part of creating a romantic relationship.
6. Before you leave in the morning tell your partner that you are looking forward to seeing them when you return. Never leave the house without acknowledging your partner or saying, “I love you.”
7. Next time you are shopping alone, get a couple of little “surprise gifts” for your partner. The next time he or she is feeling down, give them one of the gifts. This is a wonderful and uplifting act of love and it will be remembered for a very long time.
8. If your partner is having a rough day offer to take them out or make dinner for them. If they are the one usually doing the cooking this will be a welcome change and a sign of your appreciation. If they are experiencingstress at work, it will be a great way for them to unwind from a tough day.
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  1. Judy Reply

    Great advice, i will make sure to remember this on my next relationship, because the last one didn’t go so well 🙁 x



  2. Izzy Reply

    I love your tips. it’s funny because my boyfriend actually does a lot of these things and I’ve sort of just gone along with them, without knowing how valuable they are. In previous relationships I never used to say “I love you” before leaving every time but surprisingly, it’s these small things that build up and keep reminding ourselves to appreciate one another. thanks for sharing! 🙂

    btw thanks for the lovely comment on my blog Anna 🙂 I really appreciate it! <3


  3. Miss Laia Reply

    I love this post is lovely, romantic, warm and really useful, is true that sometimes we take for granted a lot of things in our relationship that are really important. I love your blog maybe we can keep in touch by following each other
    Kisses from Spain

  4. Eve.H Reply

    Great tips, Anna. I´ll definitely get some of them into my relationship 🙂 Have a nice Friday 🙂
    xo Eve.h

  5. O Reply

    Thanks for the great tips! It is definitely give and take in a relationship and never taking each other for granted. Have a great weekend! xoxo

  6. EverythingPrettyGirls Reply

    Anna, help me get into a relationship – kidding, kidding!! Well, kind of – haha. I will bookmark this for when i fall in love. I do agree though.. life gets so busy and it’s important to focus on relationships and the quality time.

    Happy Friday! I hope you have a wonderful weekend 🙂

    xo Julia, everything-pretty.com

  7. hope in high heels Reply

    These are so lovely! I was surprised when I was reading through to find how many of these lovely husband C. and I do already (but not all!). He is a whole lot of wonderful (am not biased… *much*) and I want to make sure I never slip into the habit of taking him for granted. Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend!

    Ps. Yay for your hat! I love them… Every hat shop I walk past I always want to buy something!

  8. S + T Reply

    This advice is really cute 🙂 I love the sweet reminders of love from my boyfriend, or even just family for that matter. It just goes to show that the little things count so much more on a daily basis.

    Steph xx


  9. Caro * Reply

    Great tips 🙂
    And your pictures are adorable 😉

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