All relationships have their ups and downs. No matter how much the passion is poppin' at the start, there are likely to be periods when you're simply just bored with your partner. Sorry, not sorry. It's not that you don't care about them or even that the relationship's failing, it's just that the initial excitement you once felt has given way to predictability. The good news is that it doesn't have to stay this way. "Relationships become boring when there's no mystery and excitement anymore," Cherlyn Chong, a dating and breakup recovery coach for professional women, tells Elite Daily. "You're not looking forward to anything, and what you have with your partner becomes so routine that it's predictable. Yes, it's fixable, but both parties need to commit to creating that spark again."
The first step to turning things around, as Julie Spira, an online dating expert and author of Love in the Age of Trump: How Politics is Polarizing Relationships, tells Elite Daily, is to take a close look at what is and isn't working in the relationship. "I recommend taking an inventory of what you did together during the last several weeks to see if the patterns are consistent," she says. "If so, it's time to think outside the box, so either you, or your partner who isn't feeling the spark, don't find yourselves doing the slow fade." Here's how the experts say you can mix things up and hit refresh on the romance.