Do You Have a Spouse…or a Roommate?

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After years of marriage, it’s not unusual for the relationship to shift from passionate to more platonic. You still care deeply for each other, but the excitement and intimacy have faded, making you feel more like roommates than partners. Don’t worry!

Dr. Jude Black, in conversation with Patricia Wu and Jessica Reyes, brings you valuable insights and practical tips to help you reignite the spark and restore the passion in your marriage.

  • Schedule date nights. Make time for each other a priority. Put it on the calendar and treat it like an important meeting.
  • Reminisce about your “why.” Talk about what brought you together in the first place. Remember those early days of excitement and joy.
  • Practice gratitude. Let your partner know what you appreciate about them. Leave them little notes or surprise them with a small gift.
  • Learn their love language. Do they feel loved through words of affirmation, acts of service, gifts, quality time, or physical touch? Show your love in a way that they understand.
  • Get creative. Try something new together. Take a dance class, go on a weekend getaway, or simply cook a fancy meal at home.
  • Consider couples therapy. A therapist can help you communicate better, resolve conflicts, and reconnect on a deeper level.

Rekindling a relationship takes time and effort. But it’s definitely possible!

By making small changes and being intentional about your connection, you can reignite the spark and rediscover the love that brought you together in the first place.

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