It’s the beginning of a brand new year, but for some couples, it can be the most pressured time. The two biggest reasons leading to this “relationship stress” during this new beginning are time and money, as beginning to prepare for a brand new year, certainly involves gift-giving and spending more time with family than we normally do.
The busier we are, the more our relationships suffer. We become over-tired, overworked, and lack the time to share special moments with loved ones…
This can put a certain amount of pressure on couples. Not only do you have to rush to the shops to get the new year gifts at the best prices, but you also have to consider planning on how to catch up with friends and family members.
So how do you get through these frictions and improve the intimacy between you and your partners? Consider these quick tips to help reignite the sparks and passion of your relationship!
Don’t Let Business Kill Your Relationship
With the passage of time, the mutual passion grows old, and other life commitments take over.
Most of us are familiar with the cycle. There are countless examples of couples driven to the edge by work-related stress. And psychological studies have shown that outside stressors — particularly stress at work — can push relationships to the breaking point.
Lack of time creates an unmeasurable distance between the two. This distance adds fuel to the fire.
We are social beings who tend to be happier when connected to others. Our romantic partner is, almost by definition, the person on whom we rely to provide support.
The LOVE-life and the WORK-life, you are in absolute charge of both the worlds. Manage them successfully as long as you keep them apart and detached.
Kick-Start Your Dopamine With New Experiences
It’s easy to see why this is crucial. Couples often fall into predictable routines – eating at the same restaurants, sticking to the same schedule, and engaging in the same sexual activities.
But by doing something new creates a feeling of union and affection. Think beyond the box and do an activity that might intimidate or excite you, like an amusement park ride or escape room. You’ll produce dopamine and reproduce the same feelings you had during the honeymoon stage of your relationship.”
According to experts, dopamine, produced by the hypothalamus, is a particularly well-publicized player in the brain’s reward pathway – it’s released when we do things that feel good to us. In this case, these things include spending time with loved ones and having sex. The romance chemicals in the brain are directly linked to physical attraction and romantic passion, which is why taking part in a new activity together can help ignite a turn-on.
Go On A Sexy Short Staycation Getaway
U.S. Travel Association’s new research found out that lovers who travelled together are noticeably more pleased with their partnership and avail themselves of improved romance and better sex after the trip is through.
It’s a fact: travel is sexy.Match Group, which owns Tinder
Couples who travel together have healthier, happier relationships compared to those who do not travel together. Strengthen your relationships with your other half in a meaningful way and take a trip together this year!
While enjoying your short getaway, go ahead and experiment with a little role-play, make up backstories for your characters ahead of time, dress up, and have fun with it! Work your way back to intimacy and discover some sexy rendezvous together.
Get Cozy And Chill With Some Steamy Movies
What better way to improve your relationship than having some ‘Netflix and chill’?
Exotic movies let you get to know each other’s experience of titillation, there are exotic movies that are couple-friendly and this will allow you and your partner to enjoy pleasure, hence, building intimacy.
Steamy movies also give you and your partners more in-depth insights into getting to know each other, allowing your partner to understand how and where you like to be touched is practising a level of vulnerability that encourages closeness and intimacy.
Steamy movies can also act as spice up element before sex. Atmospheric foreplay can help to improve your mood and relieve pent-up stress, which is a great primer for more sex and happy relationship.
For lovebirds that would like to take a walk on the wild side, you can wear a remote-control sex toy during your movie sessions and let your partner hold the remote control. Use it as a form of extended foreplay to add more thrills for greater sex later!
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Push The Reset Button On Your Relationship!
Saying yes to more things than we can actually manage to be present for with integrity and ease of being is, in effect, saying no to all those things and people and places we have already said yes to.John Kabat-Zinn, an American professor emeritus of medicine and the creator of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Stress and the busyness of life along with other small matters pilling up are other factors that affect sexual intimacy, but there are fruitful ways to overcome these setbacks and further enhance your relationships once you do so! Sometimes you just need to tap into something simple to get back on track, but many people let fear or embarrassment stop them from trying.
So tell your partner that you’re there for them, preferably while you’re hugging. Take each other’s stress seriously, and no more eye-rolls. Working as an open and honest team is the key ingredient to a healthy and happy relationship into the new year.