5 simple ways to improve your relationship

Ok so, nothing has changed, as such. There aren’t any arguments, you’re still really happy to see each other, but maybe you think that the little bit of sparkle which previously made you The Most Glorious Couple On The Planet has somehow disappeared. We've all been there.

Here are just five ways to get it back!

Be appreciative
Remember the way he’d text you a ‘good morning’ message every day or how he’d put a hot water bottle on your side of the bed and your heart would swell?

If he still does all those sweet things, then chances are you’re starting to take them for granted. Don’t. Make a conscious effort to appreciate them and watch your relationship improve.

Get each other small treats
We know there’s a lot of present buying in relationships between Christmas, birthdays, Valentine’s and anniversaries, but we’re not talking about bringing out the big guns.

What about stationary for his desk in work because he can’t stand that Alan from Accounts constantly nicks his stuff? Inexpensive, but thoughtful gifts or notes which show you listen to each other will go a long way towards strengthening your bond.

Spend time together, TV and internet- free
When was the last time you sat down together without the distraction of TV’s, laptops or iPhones? Make an effort to chill out without the aid of technology and remind yourself why you’re together in the first place.

Can anyone else make him laugh so hard he almost falls off the couch? Isn’t he the only person that realises doing impressions of his work mates while massaging your feet is the perfect combo?

If you acknowledge that you have a habit of stewing over an argument or miscommunication instead of just getting it out in the open, then you’re well on the way to improving your relationship. Once you’ve established that honest communication is the key to a happy relationship, life will be a lot easier.

Encourage your boyfriend to do the same. Agreeing to leave past arguments in the past, where they belong, will give your relationship a major boost.

Allow each other ‘me time’
If you’re seeing too much of each other, then chances are the relationship may be turning a little sour. It’s not a reflection on the quality of your relationship because even the most devoted couple need some time apart. Our grandmothers were right when they told us that absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Choosing to spend just ONE night together at the weekend, or if you’re already living together, deciding to have a girls or lad’s night once a week will do wonders for you both. After a night out with your respective crews, you’ll be only dying for an evening together to share the latest.