No matter how perfect your relationship with your other half happens to be, there will inevitably come a time when you both fall into a rut. Unfortunately, this is all part and parcel of being in a long-term relationship, but it can also be the cause for the end of something very special. Your soulmate may have once been the best thing since sliced bread but what happens when you start to feel a little bored of each other? Well, the good news is that you are simply following in the footsteps of millions of couples before you and most of them seemed to come out relatively unscathed. This article looks at some fun ways to get that mojo back where it belongs and who knows, you may even find a new talent that you never knew that you had!
Explore their hobbies
Whilst it is certainly common to have zero interest in the hobbies that your partner loves, why not cross the line and show a little bit of class when it comes to what they love? Just remember that although we are all different, the things that attracted you to your better half are still there. Surely someone who you care so much about would have some cool things going on besides what you both have together? Okay, we’re not talking necessarily about extreme sports or stamp collections, but there must be some middle ground that you can both enjoy together. By showing that respect and love, the benefits will be more than worthwhile, even if you are a little bored after a few minutes. Cast your collective minds back to that oh so romantic scene in the film ‘Ghost’. Demi Moore and Mr. Swayze enjoying each other to the nth degree over a simple pottery activity. Hey, we’re not suggesting that this is the hobby you should take up but who wouldn’t enjoy a slice of that very same bliss every now and then?
Share your own interests
Everyone enjoys a little down time every now and then, but why not lift up that barrier and invite your loved one to come and join you for some R&R? Try and pick a hobby or pastime that you know they will appreciate and you are already half way there. This could be a few hours of back to back video games or even hitting the sofa for the latest box set on Netflix. It really isn’t that important, what really matters is that you are both doing it together. Knitting is probably off the menu but taking an interest in seeing live music, cooking up a storm or simply going outside for a late evening walk, these are all potential ways to help steer that relationship to the next level.
Take the plunge together
So what happens when neither of you has any real hobbies to speak of? Well, fear not because now you can both step out of your respective comfort zones and tackle something fresh and new. The reason for your boredom may be linked directly to the mutual lack of imagination as far as your spare time is concerned. We can all kick back and watch a few hours on the box or perhaps flick through the glossy magazines when there’s nothing else on the agenda, but is this really enough? Pick something that you can both dedicate some time to but also ensure that it’s a lot of fun as well. Why not join the local gym and enjoy each other’s company whilst getting fit and healthy to boot? Perhaps you’d prefer to learn a new language or maybe learning how to cook a totally new and exotic cuisine could be the key to a more harmonious future? According to none other than the US News, couples who take on new and challenging hobbies are more likely to experience a serious boost of the brain chemical dopamine. This will actively fuel the sex drive and we all know how much fun that can be for couples.
Whether you are married or in a long-term relationship, you should be enjoying each other and yourselves as much as possible. Please try a few of these humble suggestions and we really hope that with this help, you can rekindle that old flame that once burned so very bright!
About The Author:
Dr. Vidhi Jain has over 7 years of experience as a Physiotherapist. She has a Masters in Physiotherapy in Orthopedics and is currently practicing at Vinayak Physiotherapy in Noida as HOD of the Physiotherapy Department. She has been nominated as ‘Best Physiotherapy Consultant’ in Noida & firmly believes in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care.
She also writes for Medlife International Private Limited, an online medical store operating in India offering home delivery of authentic prescription medicines at discounted prices.