Ah, those first days of a relationship, full of butterflies and conversations long into the night. There was always so much to talk about, and the moments together felt so magical. Lately, though, it feels like every little things leads more to annoyance than romance. You still love each other, but that glow and excitement have dissipated. It’s time for a relationship overhaul.

You’re Not Alone

Every relationship has its ups and downs. Life can throw you curveballs, disrupting your fairytale beginnings. Whether it’s work stress, financial challenges, or the busyness that comes with bringing children into the mix, your relationship can struggle.

But you’re not the only couple that’s gone through these issues. Everyone faces relationship woes from time to time. Usually, the reason you fell in love in the first place is still there; it’s uncovering it from beneath those day-to-day challenges that becomes the goal.

Get Back to Basics

If you’re feeling overwhelmed and disconnected from your partner, it’s time to take a break and re-center. It might seem impossible, but if you’re focused, it’s not only possible but imperative. Remember what connected the two of you in the beginning and start doing that. Court each other again. Go out on dates. Look at old pictures and indulge in carefree memories. Just focus on the two of you and the history you share. Your memories are a great place to start to build anew.

Try Something Different

It’s great to build a foundation on your old memories, but it’s also good to build new memories together. How about taking up a new pastime, such as painting, dancing, or bicycling, as a couple? You could even start small with little things you haven’t done in some time, such as holding hands or going on a regular date night. Send your beloved a random text or phone call to say hello. Even having family dinners is a great way for you to reconnect as a couple and with the kids.

Get a Change of Scenery

When kids are grumpy, it’s good practice to take them somewhere else. The same can be said of your relationship if it’s gotten stale: take it on the move! Whether it’s an elaborate, once-in-a-lifetime vacation or a simple walk around the block, getting out of your ordinary routine can do wonders for how you and your partner relate to each other. A relationship overhaul may require a big change in many aspects of what’s normal, so take some risks and get out of the house.

Your Relationship Overhaul Secret Weapon: CoolSculpting

If you’re really serious about getting your relationship back on track, you’re probably willing to put all of the above suggestions into practice. But we have one more for you, one that you may not have considered: CoolSculpting.

Often, the spark fades in a relationship because of stress, lack of connection and communication, and generally taking your partner for granted. That may mean that you stop sharing your appreciation for their contribution or you lose that attraction you initially had for them. Luckily, there’s something you can do together that will help you not only re-focus on your relationship but help you look and feel better.

CoolSculpting is the FDA-cleared, non-invasive fat-freezing procedure that helps you lose inches and look better in your clothes. It’s certainly not just for women. In fact, at Bodify, Phoenix’s premier CoolSculpting boutique, we even have a ManCave just for our male clients. And we love couples.

Contact us to learn more about the process and how we can do just a small part to help with your relationship overhaul.