If the seven year (or seventieth!) itch has got you and your spouse in a marital rut, Dr. Janet Page has five tips on how to keep the love alive.
You know what it took to catch your spouse, don't stop now! Dr. Page says relationships do take work, but if you're married--you already know what makes your spouse tick. Her advice? Just keep feeding them what they love.
Take time to communicate! The psychotherapist says talking to each other for at least 20 minutes every day will make a big difference. No cell phone, no TV, no laptop allowed!
Although it may seem easy to nag or complain about your partner’s bad habits, Dr. Page advises: remember five positive traits for every negative. The doc challenges you to not say anything negative for an entire week and keep the good will flowing.
Protect your relationship. Stress, in-laws, work, children-- stay alert of anything or anyone who may cause a rift between the two of you.
Kiss and hug every day! A little affection and romance can go a long way.