Remember when you and your sweetheart were newlyweds, living the simple life and eating Top Ramen for dinner every night because that's all you could afford? You couldn't wait to start your real life back then, but now you're starting to realize those were some of the best times.
Maybe kids came along or you got demanding jobs, or maybe you're so stuck in a routine and there's no passion or spark in your marriage anymore. You would give anything to feel like newlyweds again.
Don't despair because you can get that passion back. Here are 10 ways to feel like newlyweds and restart your romance:
Flirting is so important while you're dating, so why not carry that into marriage? Flirting is a great way to make sure your spouse knows you're still crazy for them. A playful touch and a flirty phrase adds so much fun into your life - plus, you'll fall deeper and deeper in love.
Before the kids came along, you could take off for a weekend trip or a fun date whenever you wanted. That's not your reality anymore, but you can still be spontaneous and bring that fun back into your marriage. Now, trips might require some planning, but they're so worth it.
You've probably heard it a million times, but it's incredibly important that you date your spouse. You don't have to get all dressed up and go to a fancy dinner every weekend, but carve time out of your busy schedule just for your spouse.
If you feel like your marriage is lacking passion, there's not a better way to get it back than a little intimacy.
I'm sure you already have inside jokes, but make it a point to use them. It's fun to have a little phrase or word that means something to you and your spouse that no one else understands.
Knowing your spouse's love language will teach you exactly how to love them. My love language is physical touch, and my husband had to learn that I feel most loved when he has an arm around me or when he's holding my hand.
There's no getting around it - you and your sweetheart are not the people you were when you first got married. People grow and change, and you two are no exception. So, fall in love with the person your spouse is now instead of focusing on who they were before.
Never, ever stop trying to impress your spouse. Live every day like you're still dating and put your best foot forward when it comes to loving your spouse.
Every time you think something nice about your sweetheart, say it out loud. It might sound a little funny at first, but you'll be surprised at just how often you think about how awesome they are.
It's so important to put your spouse above everything else in your life - even your kids. Remember, you loved your sweetheart first, and they deserve to be your number one.
Even if you've been married for a long time, you should always make an effort to keep the passion in your marriage alive and well. Of course you'll still have arguments, but it'll be way easier to bounce back and be stronger than ever.