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Starting a new relationship is always a really exciting time, filled with adventure and discovery which you won’t find anywhere else. Together, you and your partner will go through something which only you will share, lasting for the rest of your lives. Of course, though, as the years go by, the spark is bound to fade a little bit. When kids hit the scene, most of the romance will be gone from your time together, and a lot of parents find themselves dedicating everything to their little ones. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be this way, and this post will be exploring some of the best ways to keep your glow going long into the future, and maintain love.


The Time You Spend

One of the hardest things for a new parent to find is time. When you have a little one on your hands, you will have to dedicate yourself to looking after them, or you may find it hard to cover all of their needs. Of course, though, this doesn’t mean that you have to live a life without any time with your other half. Instead, you just need to find some tools to help you along the way. One of the best options for this will be a babysitter, as most people have access to this sort of professional in the home town. When you choose someone like this, it’s very important that you read some reviews, especially when they’re being left alone for a long time.


  • Shows: It’s likely that at least one half of your partnership likes to go to the theatre. If you both enjoy this sort of activity, though, it could be perfect for you. Even without talking, this will be a great chance to catch up with each other, while also ensuring that you won’t be gone for too long.


  • Meals/Drinks: Being able to go back to a time when you were first dating your other half will be a treat which few parents get to enjoy. Simple trips to restaurants and bars can be a superb way to capture the essence of your first few outings together, and a lot of people will find it easy to remember the exact venues they used.


  • A Long Weekend: For those looking for a little more adventure, along with the tools to look after their children for a few days, a long weekend to a foreign city could be a great plan. Places with a lot of history, like Italy and France, are perfect for this, giving you the chance to do some learning while you’re away.


  • A Movie At Home: Sometimes, the best ways to enjoy the company of your loved one will be to spend some time doing nothing together. Having a day each month to watch films, eat, and set back and relax with each other can do a world of difference when you’re coping with the stress of children.



The Ways You Fight

Along with the time you spend together, it can also be worth thinking about any arguments or fighting which might occur between you and your partner. Conflict in a relationship can be very hard to deal with if it isn’t handled correctly, leaving a lot of relationships to fail because either side hasn’t don’t enough. Companies like Austin Kemp divorce solicitors are just a single example of the sort of company you could face if you fail to take the right action here. Below, you can find some advice to help you through the next shouting match, giving you the chance to avoid bigger problems down the line.


  • Keep Things Light: Some people will be much more interested in the idea of having fun with their arguments than having it out at each other. To keep things light, it will be best to avoid personal insults, sticking to the issues you have when you  are in debates. Along with this, you could think about trying to avoid conflict altogether.


  • Never Sleep Without Resolution: Along with keeping your arguments civil, it will also be worth avoiding ever leaving something unresolved. Going to sleep with something on your mind will never be good. Instead, you will be stuck awake, and the issues will fly around your mind until you feel very bitter about them.


  • Save The Important Stuff: When you have something important to talk about, it’s never worth rising and making it into an argument. Instead, to keep these things more pressing, they should be discussed rationally, ensuring that both sides are happy with the outcome.



Keeping Up Tradition

Finally, as the last area to consider, you have a lot of power when it comes to shaping your relationship. A lot of people will find it hard to think of new things to do with their partner, making it hard to keep things fresh. When you do things together, though, they don’t always need to be new. In fact, some of the best times you will have will be on the small traditions you both create.

This sort of approach can involve loads of different options, with examples like cooking together and going on trips being some of the best out there. Whatever you do, it needs to be something which can change each year, giving you the chance to enjoy something fresh, while also ensuring that you don’t repeat the same activity more than once. A lot of people find that this effort is a great way to strengthen their bond, while also keeping their spark alive.


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Hopefully, with all of this in mind, you will be able to start making some real progress in your relationship. For a lot of people, having children can mean the end of things like romance and courtship. But, if you’re willing to do the right work, this part of your life doesn’t have to change a bit. If you want some extra help with your relationship, there are loads of resources around the web to support you, and you may even be able to ask those around you for some advice.


This post was contributed to Life, Love and Dirty Dishes.


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1 Comment on Maintaining The Glow Of Love For Years To Come

  1. Love his post. Agree that it is essential to spend time together when you can. My personal favourite is the going out for a meal and/or a drink idea. Its so easy to lose sight of the need to spend time together even when the kids are older. Unfortunately when they are older, they are around more in the evenings so you hae less time – still important to find a way round it though.

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