Bedroom and Beyond: 9 Ways to Become a Closer Couple in ’09

Well as you may all know Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. I was doing some research on how a relationship can be better and more fun in the new year and what do you know I came across an article on The Nest, that I thought it would be nice to share with you. This is something I will definitely be doing for the new year. Lord knows I need it, LMAO! Well I hope you enjoy and use these tips as much as I will. All of the ones marked with hearts at each end are ones I need to work on, I also made some comments in quotes. Boy was that almost everything on the list? I think so!

Check it out below…

♥ Have more sex. ♥ “Everyone should want more”
Too simple? Not really. Sex not only creates more intimacy in a relationship, it also reduces stress, burns calories, and boosts self-esteem. What’s not to love?

♥ Exercise together.“Yes Please! Spring/Summer are rapidly approaching”
Speaking of getting physical, why not let that energy spill over into the gym? Get your adrenaline pumping with a workout geared toward couples. Look for classes at your local gym or spot each other in the weight room.

♥ Institute a date night policy.♥ “Parents, this is highly encouraged”
Can’t remember the last time you went on a date? It’s time to get back out there. Pick a night and stick to it — talk, laugh, and get hot for each other all over again.

♥ Mix it up in the kitchen.“New food recipes are always good.”
With the economy in turmoil, it’s a good idea for everyone to cut back on ordering in and dining out. Grab your favorite cookbooks and start planning meals together. Experiment with new recipes and create your own spicy twists on them.

♥ Bite your lip. ♥ “This is always an issue in our house.”
Nagging about things that need to get done around the house gets you nowhere — in fact, it creates tension in a relationship. If you stay calm and communicate, you’ll both get more things done with a smile rather than mutual eye-rolling.

♥ Show an interest in each other’s hobbies. ♥ “Showing each other support is a plus.”
He likes bowling and you like anything that doesn’t involve wearing communal shoes. We get it. But is it really worth spending the weekend apart? Make a sincere attempt at appreciating one of your spouse’s interests this year. You might develop a mutual appreciation.

♥ Create a honey-do list.“A family that builds together, stays together.”
Tackling home projects is a great way to get things done — together. As a couple, brainstorm improvements and fixes that you’d like to do, and then break out the toolbox.

Eat dinner together. “Dinners together is a must do for us, no exceptions!”
We all have to eat, but are you making the most of it? Turn off the TV and tune into each other. Sit down at the table and linger over a home-cooked meal –you might be surprised by how much you have to talk about.

♥ Make new memories.“I love taking pictures, so I think I might start scrapbooking as another hobby.”
If the last photo album you put together was from your wedding, grab your most recent snapshots and print the digital ones lingering on your computer. These special moments might inspire you to reenact them (think: second honeymoon). Don’t forget the camera!

[Source: The Nest]

“Oh So Fabulous!!”


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