Do you sometimes feel like there’s not as much adventure in your relationship as there once was?
It’s common for a relationship to lose some of the initial excitement, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything you can do about it.
Look, there’s nothing wrong with a night spent on the couch bingeing through two seasons of The Office with your significant other. Those nights can be great, and we’re not here to knock them.
But every happy relationship has a little adventure in it. Getting stuck in a routine can take the excitement out of a relationship. Becoming more adventurous is one of the best ways to get it back.
Here’s why you need that sense of adventure and fun in your relationship.
Having a sense of adventure and being willing to try new things will teach you more about your partner. If you constantly do the same activities and never branch out, you miss opportunities to learn about them.
Maybe you think your significant other is pretty reserved and risk-averse. He or she just isn’t the cliff-diving type. But how do you know for sure unless you actually have the opportunity to go cliff diving?
Is that an extreme example? Sure. But it works for nearly everything.
Trying new foods and activities, and visiting new places will show you more of your partner than you’ve ever seen before. And the best part is, you’ll be learning and discovering more about yourself, as well.
You’ll be learning and growing together. That’s a powerful bond that helps to create the healthy and happy relationship that you’re looking for.
Doing something new generally requires that you add a little movement to your life. Whether it’s going for a walk or getting on a flight to Europe, you’re going to be changing your scenery.
And that’s great for both your relationship and your overall health. We’re not saying you have to run a marathon or backpack across Southeast Asia. But you’ll be up and moving, and you’ll be doing it together.
Have you ever noticed that you start feeling better after exercising? Even after a short walk in the evening? Your body likes to move, strangely enough. And while falling asleep to Netflix is actually pretty relaxing, so is getting out and doing something every now and then.
It’s a huge stress relief, and a happy relationship is one that doesn’t tend to be dominated by stress.
You don’t need to take this to the “swole-mates” extreme. In fact, we’d all appreciate it if you didn’t. But sometimes a little adventure is great for keeping you both on your toes. Literally.
When most of us hear “adventure,” we think about trips to the mountains, vacations on the beach, or foreign travel. And those all certainly count as adventures.
Still, not all of us can afford a spontaneous trip to Italy. Or even to the nearest mountain. Adding a sense of adventure to your relationship doesn’t have to be about selling all your possessions and hitting the road on a motorcycle.
I mean, what is the actual definition of adventure? “An unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity.”
Typically hazardous? Trust us, you can dial that back a notch or two and still have a happy relationship.
Find time to try a new restaurant or bar each week. Take a class together and learn something new. Heck, start going for a walk around the neighborhood after dinner. Depending on your neighborhood, that can be an adventure all on its own.
The point is that simply doing something new together is an adventure. You’re venturing into unknown territory together. That’s something special, even if it doesn’t entail swimming with sharks.
This is when having a sense of adventure might be the most important. Most people have been in a relationship that began to feel stale. Sometimes you realize that it just isn’t going to work out.
But other times, you know that it’s going to be worth it to keep trying. Getting back to just having fun together and trying new things is the best cure for being in a rut.
Remember when you first started dating? At that point, everything was an adventure. Even things you’d done on your own or with other people were suddenly new again.
Adding some adventure to your relationship helps you maintain that feeling.
If you think the relationship isn’t working, then sure, maybe it’s time to end it. But if it’s just the routine, then change the routine. The results might surprise you.
Learning a new language, taking a vacation, or seeing a concert–all great memories. When you do it with your partner, you associate these memories with them.
That’s not to be taken lightly. Think about your parents, grandparents, or anyone else whose long relationship you hope to emulate. When you ask them about each other, chances are that they’ll relate it to you in a story.
It might be the first time they met or a cross country road trip they took. Whatever the case, you’ll be able to see and hear how much that memory means to them.
When you add some adventure into your relationship, you’re making those amazing memories. The ones that you might just end up telling your grandchildren about.
That all probably sounds great to you, but how are you going to add that adventure to your relationship? At Fun Loving Couples, you’ll find a global community of couples to connect with.
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