One of the biggest problems that some people face in relationships is that of neglect. It can happen slowly. A partner starts spending a few extra hours at work. A partner starts working on a new project to get that old boat fixed up. It all started innocently enough but with time you begin to realize that this partner is spending more and more time away from you. One day, you suddenly realize that the both of you haven’t hung out in weeks.
There are some very effective ways to get your partner to spend more time with you.
Do Something New
Many couples get so used to the daily routines they partake in. It gets really safe. The problem with that is that it also gets really boring. Is it any wonder that your partner is taking extra time at work when they realize that all they have to look forward to when they get home is the same old dinner and the same old TV show? Start trying something new. If you tend to cook the same dishes, cook something new. Get a cookbook if you have to or use online resources. Your partner will be a lot more willing to rush home from work when they know that you have something new on the menu.
Play A Game
Get rid of predictability. Spice things up in your relationship by coming up with new ways to enjoy each other’s company. Ever heard of playing board games together? It’s simple and easy to do. That same old TV show that you always have on can be off. Board games can really get two partners back to the basics of what it means to be in a relationship. This kind of down time gives the both of you the opportunity to catch up. More communication is always good in a relationship.
Make New Friends
The safety of staying with the same old friends can be very enticing but making new friends can be a really good way to take your relationship to the next level. When you start making new and exciting friends who you introduce to your partner, it will feel like you have injected new life into your relationship. You will find your partner beginning to ask you about hanging out more often because he wants to get to learn more about these new people. As opposed to your regular friends who he knows inside and out, these new friends are like a new adventure. As all of you hang out together from time to time, he will be spending more time with you in the process and will also appreciate the fact that you brought these new people into the relationship.