Spending more time between the sheets can give your relationship a boost. Are you getting the most out of your marriage? Is your husband the person you turn to when times are tough, or is he more likely to be the source of your problems? With couples divorcing every 4.5 minutes, staying together seems to be harder than ever. No one ever said marriage was going to be plain sailing, and even the happiest of couples have to work to keep things rosy — but sometimes it may feel like you’re fighting a losing battle. Many people settle for dissatisfying relationships in order to avoid rocking the boat, but that can lead to unhappiness for both partners. We speak to three relationship experts to find out how you can rev-up your marriage…
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It’s all too easy to slip into a pattern of busy domestic life. Many couples are happy to settle down into a relationship where they accept each other and themselves. But it’s important to put aside time to invest in the relationship. If your idea of romance involves watching a chick-flick while your hubby watches football in the next room, then perhaps it’s time for a change. Marriage means sharing life. If you live like ships that pass in the night, then you leave yourself vulnerable and you neglect your partner. Start dating each other again, take turns to plan a fortnightly date for the two of you. It doesn’t need to be anything too fancy, just something with thought behind it. Not only will this keep the romance alive, but you also get to know each other better, as we all change with age.