The holidays are generally a stressful time for everyone, so it is important to set aside some time to work on your relationship. It is so easy to become caught up in other things that you forget to be romantic with your significant other, but taking the time for romance is one of the most important things you can do for your relationship.
Even if you have been with your significant other for years, still ask them out on a date. Have date nights set aside just for the two of you. This time alone can help both of you relax and get away from the stress, and increase the feeling of love between you. Remember, this person is your partner, and you should strengthen and build each other up. Not only does this include sharing each other’s stress and hardships, but each other’s joy as well. By taking that time for each other, you keep the stress from other parts of your life from leaking into the relationship.
Do not get caught up in the material side of things. This applies to more than just gift-giving – it applies to family dinners, parties and gatherings as well. Love between you and your partner is the best gift you can give or receive this year and nothing is more important than that. It may be stressful to attend Christmas dinner with your in-laws or plan a party, but these things pale in comparison to your relationship. Put that first and let these other things fall into place.
Finally, be romantic. In all of the hustle and bustle make small romantic gestures that can kindle that spark between you, even when your time together is shorter than usual. Hang mistletoe in random areas around your home, rub your partner’s shoulders without being asked, give lots of hugs and kisses, cuddle in the morning before you have to get up, etc. These little things mean a lot and are important for you, your love and your relationship.