How these long-term couples avoid the 'sawa' factor in their relationships

Sometimes, naughty is nice!
Sep 9, 2019
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Most of our favorite romance movies tell the story of how a relationship starts, and why not? It’s the most nakakakilig part, right?

But what most of these movies don’t show is that “happily ever after” takes work. Even the most in-love couple can sometimes fall into a routine. Sometimes, you start to feel a little complacent with each other because you’ve been together for so long.

That’s why it’s important to bring a little excitement to your relationship every now and then. We asked three couples about how they avoid the sawa factor.

TISH AND ROM, 10 YEARS TOGETHER (MARRIED FOR 8)

For Tish and Rom, it’s all about communication. “The things we do are more on the mindfulness side,” Tish shares.

“We are both very intentional about our daily ‘checkup.’ We make it a point to ask each other about our day, every day. We also try our hardest to talk things through, face our feelings, etc. We also send each other a lot of GIFs and emojis throughout the day, hahaha.”

“I think the emphasis on communication translates to all aspects of the marriage—from finances to sex. If you put in the effort to communicate your needs and also listen well to your partner, you will find that there so much you didn't know about them,” she says.

This, Tish reveals, helps them stay excited about each other.

JANE AND JJ*, 6 YEARS TOGETHER (MARRIED FOR 3)

For Jane and JJ, who both work from home, creating new experiences together is crucial in helping them stay crazily in love with each other.

“We're with each other basically 24/7,” Jane shares. “So we make it a point talaga to go somewhere new on dates. We try out new restaurants, watch movies in malls we haven't been to yet—that sort of thing. And traveling together is a huge part of that, too!”

JJ also sees their setup as a challenge. “Cheesy man siya, but I have fun finding new ways to say 'I love you,'” he says with a laugh. "It helps if you let yourself be silly. She finds if funny and sweet at the same time. Tapos if it's too weird, then we both just laugh together."

"Cooking is another way I show I love her," he continues. "I'm always experimenting in the kitchen, trying to come up with new recipes using stuff I know she likes. So far, so good naman!"

Falling in love is a thrill, and the strongest couples always find ways to fall for one another over and over again. As what these couples shared, you should make the effort to get to know your partner, talk and spend time with him or her, and find ways to inject a little excitement in your everyday lives.

And it's not just the day-to-day stuff that takes work, either. Intimacy and sexual chemistry play an important role in maintaining a relationship, which is why it pays to take measures that will help keep the spark alive, such as sticking to a healthy diet, experiencing new things together, and taking the time to talk things over.

It also helps to read up on things that might allow you to enjoy each other's company even more. Volts is a food supplement that contains the dry extract of Damiana leaves and can be taken by both men and women. Volts is available at Watsons and Southstar Drug for PHP20 (SRP per capsule).

*Names were changed by the couple's request.

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