Spring is fast approaching. The temperature warming up a bit, flowers starting to bloom, and there’s a fresh clean scent in the air.  For a lot people spring represents the one time of year to remove clutter from their homes.  They spend hours removing dust from under the bed, sorting through closets to remove clutter, and scrubbing down areas most people don’t even consider in their homes.  After spending all of this time decluttering, organizing, and cleaning their homes, most people feel refreshed and have a sense of accomplishment.

But have you ever thought about spring cleaning your relationship?  Since spring is a time of renewal, why don’t you take some time to spruce up your relationships?

To make this a bit easier, I’m going to give a list of my favorite suggestions for “cleaning up your relationship.”

  1. Just like you air out your house, you should air out your relationship differences.  If you and your partner have opposing opinions on major topics, you should take the time to have a rational conversation about your opinion.  Discuss your opinions and really listen to each other.
  2. Remove neglected feelings from your emotional storage.  I’m sure there’s something that bothers you about your relationship.  Do you feel neglected or that your needs are not being met?  Then open up about it.  Let your partner know.
  3. Spruce up your relationship for a fresh coat of love.  Show your partner that you’re still romantic.  Plan a nice day out together, create a personalized gift, or surprise your partner with a romantic date.
  4. Open up and let in some fresh air.  It’s easy to take each other for granted. You don’t realize exactly how much your partner does for you, and vice versa.  However, open up with each other and try something new.  Try a new activity like dancing or yoga together.

No matter which of my suggestions you decide to try, I’m confident that you will spice up and freshen up your relationship this spring. All it takes is a time, focus and communication.


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