It's easy to become complacent in a long-term relationship. If you need a little help keeping the romance alive, follow this rule to keep regular dates.
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For lots of people, the best way to keep a relationship thriving is "never stop dating". Redditor ckernan2 came up with a great rule to keep him in check:
On our wedding night, I told my wife that we now had a 2/2/2 rule. It goes like this:
- Every 2 weeks, we go out for the evening.
- Every 2 months, we go out for the weekend.
- Every 2 years, we go out for a week.
We've stuck to it, and it really has made things awesome. We got married in August and people still ask how long our honeymoon phase will last. I think it will last as long as we stick to our 2's.
Of course you don't have to be militant about it, but it's a good guideline to keep in the back of your mind. If it's been a month since you two had a proper date (and you both enjoy going out), it might be time to play catch-up.
Check out the link below for the full thread over at Reddit — it has quite a few relationship tips that will keep you both happy.