There are relationships that last for decades but that doesn't mean that they are still as vivacious as they were when they started! Here are few tips to help keep your relationship as intimate as you can for the years to come:
Make Goo-Goo Eyes - Yes, just looking at each other over dinner with love will work wonders! Make this an everyday occurrence. Look into your partner's eyes when you speak to them (and when your are listening as well) as much and as often as you can. This is a very intimate thing to do and why so many people avoid eye contact when they are having conversations with others. It makes you feel a bit vulnerable. Being vulnerable is a good thing when you want to keep your relationship alive.
Be Thankful (& SAY IT) - Tell your partner that you are thankful for them and the things they do. Maybe once a week have a meal together and name 3 things you are thankful about each other. It's good to have a thankfulness mindset, but it's a double whammy when the person you love actually hears you say it! Speak it out!
Dance It Out - When you are confronted with a chore you both don't like, do something together to make it fun. Take a moment to dance in the kitchen together while you do the dishes. Play your favorite music while you clean out the garage and sing your hearts out. Watch a ridiculously funny movie together and laugh! Remind yourself (and each other) just how much fun you two can have together. If you and your partner enjoy each other's company, that is the biggest thing that helps keep a relationship living and growing!
Above all, make the time to be together. Make certain times off limits for work or other family members so that the two of you have that designated time together all the time. Have a daily phone call when you are at work, or make one day that is mostly off limits for anything other than "couple" time. Talk a walk together. Turn your phones off, kick back and just enjoy the time with the one you love. This is surely a great way to help keep the intimacy strong and flowing in your relationship!