Small tips for fun in relationships

  1. Smile at each other when you first wake up.
  2. Exaggerate your affection for each other—Make everything bigger than it is. Add a dash of silliness for fun. For example, holler " I love you." Tell each other of your undying love—compare it to the universe. Describe each other’s eyes in terms of romance—Blue as the deep, blue sea, green as a Rajah’s emeralds.
  3. Laugh together at the funny things you see and experience on a daily basis.
  4. Go on a spur-of-the-moment picnic.
  5. Dance together in the living room, in the parking lot, on the street, in the mall.
  6. Read to each other before you go to sleep at night.
  7. Cuddle up together on the couch when you watch TV.
  8. Find some time during the day to enjoy a long passionate, romantic kiss.
  9. Walk together holding hands—swing those hands.
  10. Share at least one bit of humor each day.
  11. Tell each other the good things about each other.
  12. Make a special time each day to laugh and talk—just the two of you.
  13. Practice hanging out together over a cup of coffee, a coke, or a glass of wine.
  14. Develop lots of different, playful ways to say I love you. You can use different accents or languages, create a banner for your living room, develop a card, write it on the mirror in lipstick.
  15. Use your imagination to develop playful greetings for each other like a dramatic hug, enthusiastic joy at seeing each other, overdone messages about missing each other.

© Enda Junkins, LCSW, LMFT, BCD

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