Christmas is all about the fun, food, family time and... how about some reignition of long-lost passion?
Understandably, the pressure and stress of staying afloat financially and meeting work targets might have affected the way you and your partner relate, the passion might be on a downward spiral and the spark going dim.
That's why Christmas and the holiday season have come as a blessing to you.
Issues that could not be addressed due to your busy schedule can be thoroughly trashed out, and there will be enough time to bring reignite the magic in your relationship or marriage.
Even if your relationship is going on smoothly, you could make it even better this season.
Below are seven useful tips on how to use the holidays to the advantage of your relationship.
More attention on your partner than on that phone or laptop.
Use this end-of-the-year season to appreciate your partner for all the good moments you have shared with them this year.
List as many as you can; and for every single one, you should kiss them for one minute. The longer the list, the longer the kiss be.
Imagine all the fun you'll have at this, and see it as a moment of deeper bonding.
Just an evening stroll. Hold each other's hands, and walk round. You could do this at night if you and your partner are shy people. The bottom line is to do it. Take a walk either in companionable silence or sharing thoughts, dreams and plans for the new year together.
Y0ou could go abroad or stay within the country, depending on what your account balance permits.
Go with a mindset of enjoying each other's company to the fullest and leave all worries at home.
For the married, this means NO KIDS ALLOWED!
You could get yourself a board game and get down to it together with your partner.
You know, the type you play where the loser's clothes come off one at a time after each loss.
Naughtiness is allowed, right?
Prioritise this, whether or not you are married. Your partner will appreciate it, and you can easily set the mood for the intimacy that is to come.
There is no alarm clock to eat you up the next morning, and there are no quick errands to run before 8 am, so put the extra time to good use.