Even the strongest marriages can have challenges. What was once fun, hot and steamy could literally turn into a cold block of boredom. That’s why it’s important to actively keep your marriage happy. Here are ways to keep the intimacy going in your relationship. Don’t let the simplicity fool you. A little can go a long way!

#1 – Say Thank You: Remember that the words, “please” and “thank you” are the magic words. They are important to say because it shows you respect and appreciate your partner.

#2 – Stay Intimate: It’s very important that you keep it hot in the bedroom. It strengthens the bond of intimacy. Also, research shows that couples who are intimate more often have higher levels of satisfaction in their marriages.

#3 – Surprise Each Other: This is a perfect way to break up the monotony. Surprise your spouse from time to time. Whether that means bringing home a gift or just leaving an unexpected note. It will go a long way.

#4 – Kiss More: Connecting your lips boosts your dopamine levels, which makes you feel happier and more content. Kiss before bed, or just out of the blue.

#5 – Admit When You’re Wrong: Some people get so caught up in being right in an argument that they never admit when they’re wrong. Don’t be that person. Be kind when arguing and most importantly, be big enough to admit when you’re wrong.

#6 – Get a Babysitter: Of course you love your kids, but you have to remember to schedule time alone. This is so you can have uninterrupted time together.

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