From the start, set up a date night for romance, conversation and intimacy to keep the sexual energy alive.
Remarriage or renegotiation
If you’re renegotiating your relationship, develop a new approach with your partner that’s right for you both. On the other hand, be aware that if the new union involves stepchildren and becoming a mother all over again, that can also have an impact on romantic love.
Despite how busy family life is, work on your marriage’s emotional and physical intimacy.
One bed, two dreams
This stage doesn’t spell the end of a marriage, but it is an adjustment period. Emotional honesty and intimacy can redefine a marriage. Find ways to be spontaneous and romantic.
Two beds, two rooms
Invest energy in common goals and interests. If you feel you’ve lost your identity in the marriage, work on yourself as well as the partnership.
Communicate honestly about money, particularly if one partner earns less than the other. Open up your dialogue and fewer misunderstandings will arise.
Forget power plays and manipulations – you’re past that now. Count on yourself and remain committed, but remember you aren’t twins. Each of you has your own valid opinions and interests.
Talk to your spouse and let him know how you feel. Also, ask yourself if your relationship has harmed or helped you.