If lovemaking is becoming a chore, or you find you need to recreate the spark, you can put passion back in fashion with a few healthy relationship tips.
See your partner through other people's eyes by going to his place of work and taking him out for a drink or inviting him to your conference. Anything that allows you to see each other as desirable and interesting people again. Sexual desire needs separation as well as closeness (because we tend not to desire what we already have). You'll also find that a small amount of jealousy does no harm to your sex life.
Acting like lovers can also help re-ignite the flame. Rather than turning into flatmates or parents, use sexy pet names, sleep naked together and arrange nights out together or a romantic weekend away. When speaking to each other, instead of shouting requests or answers, speak to your partner face to face in a calm and loving manner, and listen to each other well.
Another way to step up the romance is by showing that you care. The power of romance is fortified by novelty and needs to be renewed by adding an element of surprise, such as both of you dressing up for a night in.
Unexpected presents, and expressing gratitude for something that could be easily taken for granted also makes a relationship seem new. During the early days of a relationship partners tend to shower each other with small gifts as a way of impressing each others and showing how much they like each other. A bunch of flowers, an item of clothing, or something as simple as a mug of coffee can really liven things up.
Flirting often goes out the window once we've settled down. A lot of couples are unsure of what it involves. Flirting is giving your partner a bundle of sexual energy and seeing if they return it - hopefully with interest. It involves in-jokes, teasing, and saucy texts, and reveals something about your heart. If done at a distance it builds sexual tension, otherwise when you're alone together it's like going from nought to 60 in seconds. Remember, flirting should be playful and where you both enjoy the joke.
A little playfulness, silliness, and a lot of heavy petting will re-ignite the flame, and ensure your relationship is as fresh and fun as it was in the beginning.