Nothing in life is simple -- especially when it comes to romantic relationships. However, some people make things harder than they need to be.
When all those little habits that your soul mate possesses evolve from endearing idiosyncrasies to the bane of your existence, chances are the spark has started to fade.
If you find that your relationship is losing its "oomph," there are many options available other than breaking up.
You could spend hundreds of dollars on counseling. You could communicate about your problems until you are blue in the face. You could even attend a couples "boot camp" where you are forced to practice grueling and humiliating "trust exercises."
Or you can just speed things right along and follow these five simple tips for reigniting the flame in your relationship ...
No. 5: Take a stroll down memory lane
Sometimes the easiest and quickest way to get that lost lovin' feeling back is to actually transport yourselves back in time.
OK, you can't literally do that -- real life hasn't yet caught up with sci-fi. But you can go back to the restaurant where you had your first date.
Or go dancing and ask the DJ to play "your song." Or bring out those photo albums and love letters you've been collecting over the years and sit together by the fireplace talking about all the great times you had.