For many couples, marriage or cohabitation, sometimes spells trouble for relationships. While there are a number of different reasons it is often attributed to a lack of romance.

To help you keep your relationship going strong, it is important to keep the romance alive.

One of the best ways to keep romance alive in a relationship is actually a simple concept. That concept is affection. Unfortunately, many couples get into a groove where they just become comfortable with their daily life.  This often leads many couples not to hold hands anymore, kiss, or even talk about their day. It is important that you do not let your relationship get to this point, as it often spells trouble. As much as possible, you will want to express your love and appreciation for your partner, both in action and in words.

It is also important to get out of your house.  Couples, after a period of time, stop going out on dates.  Whenever you have a free evening, have a date night. Better yet, make date nights a weekly ritual, one that can only be broken by an emergency. For instance, you can go out to dinner, see a movie, or go have a few drinks at a local bar. Take a walk on the beach, ride a bike, bird watch. Whatever makes you happy, you find interesting and gets you to spend more time together, are all perfect date options.

Social interaction, both with each other and with other couples, is also important to the health of a relationship. For that reason, its important for you and your partner to get out and socialize. Go to dinner with friends. Have friends over for dinner. Go to a play, a concert, have a picnic in the park.  The type of activity is only limited by your imagination.

As previously stated, a relationship is all about compromise.  Compromise is also a way to keep the romance alive. As compatible as you and you partner or spouse may be, you may still have a few differences.  Often times, these differences show on date nights. When it comes to going on a date or just doing a simple activity with your partner, it is advised that you comprise as often as possible.   This may include having alternate date nights. For instance, if your husband wanted to attend a baseball game, you can agree to do so, as long as he agrees to go the movies with you next time.

When creating romance in your relationship,  not all couples are the same.  For that reason, it is important to keep your partner’s wants, needs, or interests in mind.  Compromise is a primary key to having and maintaining a happy and healthy relationship.