Love is a fickle friend. After you’ve been together for a while, it’s easy to drift apart. Work gets busy, and the spark isn’t as strong as it was when you first met and couldn’t keep your hands off each other. Or maybe your relationship isn’t struggling to stay afloat, but it’s only alright. You deserve to bring it back from alright to amazing, and these are some tips that can help rejuvenate your love.

1. Vocalize Saying “I Love You” And Compliment Each Other
After you’re in a long term relationship can be easy to let the romance fizzle, after the initial honeymoon phase subsides, but saying I love you and complimenting each other more will help maintain the attraction, and a positive, open energy between the two of you. Expressing love and affection is a huge part of staying close to your partner.

2. Focus On Quality Time Over Quantity
Hanging with each other all the time can get a little claustrophobic and cause you to appreciate your significant other a little less. The quality of the time, like an intimate dinner rather than mindlessly watching TV together makes a big difference. Engaging in each other to maintain the deep connection rather than only using distractions to bond is vital.

3. Spend More Time Apart
This might be surprising, but independence within a relationship can actually makes you stronger. It helps keep away jealousy, and helps you avoid unhealthy codependence. The creation of boundaries and space will make your relationship longer lasting, and more exciting.