(ThySistas.com) Thanks to the number of Hollywood romances out there in the world, a lot of people have some slightly skewed idea of what relationships should be like. After all, most romantic movies, TV shows, and books tend to end right at the moment when a relationship begins, which means that most people end up thinking about that as the ultimate goal. However, that’s only really the first chapter in most relationships. Sure, courting and falling in love are exciting and wonderful. However, most people’s relationships are much more heavily based on compromise and patience as you spend your lives together. Of course, that doesn’t mean that your relationship suddenly has to lose all passion and sense of romance, far from it! However, if you really want to keep that spark that summed up so much of the early days in your relationship, then it’s going to take a little bit of work. Here are a few things that you can do to keep the magic alive in your own relationship.
Show each other that you care
The ways that people show each other that they care vary wildly
Make time for each other
Of course, showing that you care isn’t all about the physical things. Sometimes it can be something as simple as taking some time to spend together. This can often be a serious challenge since most people generally spend a lot of their time working. However, you’ve got to be willing to put in that extra bit of effort. Sure, you might be tired from a long day at work, but you should still take each other out for a nice meal now and then, or even just something as simple as sitting together on the couch and enjoying a movie that you both love. It can so often feel like you are your partner are ships passing in the night, never really connecting, but if you make an effort to come together, then you’ll feel so much closer to one another.
Focus on the little things
The modern idea of romance seems to be very heavily based around grand gestures and significant moments. However, when most people look back on their relationships, the things that stick out are often the little details. The way someone smelled, the sound of their laugh, a quiet moment together amidst the madness of daily life. These are the things that matter far more than the big gestures and Hollywood has taught you to expect. Learning to be mindful and cherish these moments can be incredibly valuable in your relationship.
Staff Writer; Shawna Love