Of course, you can add any other relationship milestones to this such as your wedding anniversary, the day you became parents, etc.
You might wonder why we’re suggesting that you put so many dates on a calendar. You might think, “Isn’t our anniversary enough acknowledgment?”
Why You Need Intimate Connection Consistently
Relationships typically start off with what’s called New Relationship Energy. It’s that magical time where the sparks fly between you. You are each other’s only focus. We refer to this as the “honeymoon phase”. But eventually, that energy shifts.
As it passes, you start to focus on other things. Why?
Because you’ve established your sense of safety and commitment with each other. In your mind, no one is going anywhere. You’ve committed. Maybe you’ve declared that you’re not seeing other people. Maybe you’ve moved in together or maybe, you’ve gotten married.
Over time, that commitment turns into complacency. You don’t have to declare your love for each other because it’s already established through your commitment. You think that because you have sex together, your partner knows how you feel about them.
Unfortunately, celebrating your relationship once a year on your anniversary isn’t always proof that your relationship matters to you.
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