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The How-To Lounge: Keeping the Spark Alive

One of the most common complaints from couples is that although they're still committed to each other, they seem to have lost the magic that they had in the beginning of their relationship. Part of making a long term relationship work is learning to create surprises and romance even in the midst of stress, work, family, and everyday life. To get some tips on how to keep your spark alive, click here to

  • Make a point of spending one on one time with your partner in a way that's fun for both of you. If you're both outdoor enthusiasts, go on a camping trip together. If you're both foodies, make reservations at the new hot spot.
  • Give each other random gifts every once in a while just because. It doesn't need to be anything fancy — just something small will show your significant other that you're thinking about him or her.
  • Make sure you're meeting your partner's needs. Compromise is key in any relationship so if watching the football game means a lot to him then just do it!
  • Find any excuse to laugh. Laughter is the best way to keep you and your relationship feeling young. This means you're going to have to laugh at yourself a lot, so try to keep your sense of humor even on the worst days.


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