A bond of love shared between two individuals is an extraordinary thing. If you have someone special in your life who loves you back, consider yourself lucky. There may be many around you searching for what you have, whether it is with your spouse or a long-term partner.
Relationships occupy a very personal corner in our heart. If you have a relationship without which your life is unimaginable to you, then you should consider cherishing every moment of it, especially anniversaries. You can choose from a myriad of options, from installing love light up letters on your lawn to taking road trips.
To help you get started, here is a list of five ideas that you can customise to fit your bill.
A Touch of Adventure
Sometimes we tend to forget or neglect what we have right in front of our eyes. The mundanity of daily life gets in the way of realising how good we have it. Simply put, we get in a rut.
In times like these, shaking things up a little is just what you might need. Spontaneity is the magic pill. Book an adventurous trip for you and your partner. You can go hiking, surfing, paragliding, bungee-jumping, safaris, etc. The options are endless.
But before deciding on anything adventurous, you should consider health issues and phobias. For instance, if you or your partner has vertigo, it will probably be best to avoid anything that involves steep heights.
Down the Memory Lane
One of the best ways to rekindle your relationship is by re-enacting a memorable moment from the past. It could also mean revisiting a particular location that is special to you both. It may be the restaurant where you had first proposed to your partner or the street where you both once would take long walks in the evenings.
Going to a different location might not be necessary. If you had moved on to a new place, such as a new city or country, recreating the site associated with the memory can be a great way to combine shared nostalgia with romanticism.
Host a Dinner Party
If you are fortunate to have a close-knit group of people as friends, then perhaps you can explore the idea of hosting a dinner party. They can be anyone close to you both as a couple, like other couples from the neighbourhood, friends and family.
If you have a lawn, put up string lights or some cool love light up letters, make necessary sitting arrangements and have dinner under the stars. It is a great way to share your special moment with people who matter the most to both of you, people who make you feel that you belong.
Take a hint
When was the last time you and your partner had a deep conversation about the things that you most want from life? Try to recall conversations with phrases like “I wish” or “I want” in them. Always make a mental or physical note of it when your partner conveys their wishes, however farfetched it may seem at the moment.
Consciously or subconsciously, we all share our deepest desires and wants with our significant other. Maybe your partner wants to adopt a dog but is doubtful of your reaction. If this is something that you find exciting, it can be an excellent gift for you both.