Every relationship experiences a rough edge but how can you avoid a long term breakup?
We sometimes can take our partners for granted. Our daily life often gets in the way and we are inclined to think our spouse will understand. But that is not always the case. You may wonder where he/she comes on your list of priorities. He or she may feel neglected and if someone else comes along that pays them some attention and makes them feel important, they will be tempted.
Why not make an arrangement one night to surprise your partner . Make an effort to arrange a babysitter if you have children. If money is tight put the kids to bed early and cook your partner a nice dinner. Add some candles and flowers and switch off the TV. Do not talk about money issues or your family. The only conversation allowed is the type you would normally have on a date night. Pretend you do not know each other. Ask your other half to tell you something about themselves, after which you will divulge a secret.
When you have been together for a long time, it can get a little dull in the bedroom. Being intimate is the glue that holds couples together. It is not all about sex but holding hands, cuddling and being affectionate.
Do not ignore it as it can lead to feelings of anxiety and despair on both sides. But you cannot pressure the other person either. Why not make it a game. Both of you have to make a list of all the things you would like to do/have done to each other. Each person gets a turn having one item on their list. She may want you to run her a nice bath and allow her to soak for an hour. Light candles to add romantic atmosphere.
Rediscover the passion that brought you together in the first place. Most couples do not get involved in fantastic conversation. But when you have shared what seems to be a lifetime, the roaring flames of desire may now resemble a smoldering ember. It is easy to relight those smoldering embers, you just need a little practice!
Couple that laugh together, share their inner most thoughts and feelings and make time for one another, sharing their twilight years. Life is not a bed of roses but it is a lot more fun when you share it with someone you love. You should avoid that long term relationship breakup as much as you can.