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7 tips to not get into an old-married couple routine

If you’re finding yourselves staying in on the weekends more often, or always doing household chores instead of hitting the beach or malls, look to these solutions to help spice up your life as happily marrieds.
 

 

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1. Fun date nights
You may be living with each other now, but the romancing shouldn’t stop. Instead, organise date nights at least once a week with your husband. It can take place at your favourite haunts while you were dating, or places you’ve always wanted to check out, but haven’t.

In fact, if you’re foodies, or if you’ve got common interests and hobbies, you can make a bucket list of places to try out every week. And remember to have some sizzling hot dates too! Homebodies? Check out these 7 fun date ideas.

 

2. Make grocery trips fun and exciting
Stocking up on household necessities may feel adult and exciting when you’ve first moved in, but it can get boring not long after, especially if you’ve run out of essentials like toilet paper after a long day at work.

Make your trips something to remember by indulging in little treats like a bottle of wine (or hard liquor, whichever you prefer), or cake – as long as it’s something you both enjoy and look forward to after dinner.

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3. Get creative
If you’re preparing breakfast or lunch for your partner, give him or her a little surprise by including short notes to say how much you love him or her.

Or plan breakfast with a little side 'extras' to spice things up before he leaves for work.

See also: MARRIAGE GETTING DULL? THIS IS THE FACTOR THAT KEEPS THE ROMANCE ALIVE

 

4. Get passionate
Don’t prioritise sleep over sex. The former may be great to rest and recharge, but according to science, sex helps promote the feeling of intimacy with the release of oxytocin, a type of hormone, which will help you and your partner feel more connected.

See also: 5 KEYS WAYS TO MAINTAINING GREAT SEX IN YOUR MARRIAGE

 

5. Share new anecdotes
You may think you know everything there is to know about your partner, but there’s always something new to learn every day!

Ask questions during lunch or dinner, and share new experiences by taking new classes, or trips to places where you’ve never been before.

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6. The little things count
Don’t take your regular text messages throughout the day for granted. Similarly, if he or she is sending you to work every day, show your gratitude from time to time, to let him or her know he or she’s being appreciated.

A little gift - something thoughtful or something sweet - now and then would also help keep the magic alive!

 

7. Keep the door closed
If you’ve cultivated a habit of leaving the door open while you’re using the bathroom, think again. Sometimes, a little secrecy is necessary to keep the passion alive.

If you feel you’ve seen it all with him, chances are, he might think the same with you. Some things are meant to be kept private. Your bathroom activities are one of them.

See also: BUILDING A STRONG RELATIONSHIP AFTER THE WEDDING - A MARRIAGE COUNSELLOR SHARES HOW