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How to put your marriage back in the honeymoon phase

At first you're thrilled to discover each other's desires, passions, and quirks. Fast-forward a few years or decades and that excitement level has gone way down. Remember when you were in the honeymoon phase of your relationship? The good news is you can get it back. Here's how.

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Encourage your partner to pursue a passion
Encourage your partner to pursue a passion
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Research suggests we're most attracted to our partner when they are in their own element—in other words, when they're feeling confident and in the flow. That may be when he's playing his trumpet or coding a new program, or when she's dancing to flamenco music or painting pictures of historical landscapes. Whatever your individual passions may be, focus on supporting each other to pursue them. "Find where your partner excels and start looking at them fresh through that lens, as if you were strangers, meeting for the first time," suggests sexual health consultant Celeste Holbrook, PhD.


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