Making a relationship flourish takes heart, commitment, time, and most of all – effort. Truth-be-told, there is always something to strengthen and improve in a relationship, so it is important that both people in it spend time together. Honestly, it is easy to lose touch with one another when you are working to pay the bills, taking care of little people, who are dependent on you for their basic needs, and taking some time out – just for yourself. But, what happens to your relationship when it is consumed by family, personal, and work commitments? You lose touch with the person, who is your best friend, spouse, co-parent, cheerleader, and lover. You lose the spark you once felt for your “person.”
But, thankfully, it does not have to stay that way. You can rekindle the flame that once burned so intensely in your relationship. You can once again feel those jitters when your significant other walks into the room. How? Well, by exploring life together, or more specifically, by looking at the world with fresh eyes. So, if you live in New York City and are desperately looking for ways to jazz up your relationship, you are in luck. Why? Well, this article is not only going to introduce you to new ways of reconnecting with your loved one, it is also going to help you have a little fun. No, scratch that – a lot of fun!
Listed below are some fun things to do together as a couple, while in New York City:
Black Mountain Wine House
What is a good way to reconnect with your significant other, while in New York City? Well, by sitting by a warm fireplace, while sipping on one of 30 wines in this dimly lit abode – just a few blocks from the Gowanus Canal. So, what is this glorious place? Well, since you asked so kindly – it is called the Black Mountain Wine House. What is so great about this quaint little cottage? Well, for one it is secluded, which means you can spend quality time with your beloved, without all of the distractions (i.e. calls, texts, emails, and non-emergencies) that often so rudely distract us. This is the perfect place, if you are looking for something rustic (think log cabin), romantic, and cozy. If possible, try to snag a seat near the hearth, but if that is impossible, try to get a table by the front windows. Why? So, you can snuggle up, talk, and “people watch” as you reconnect with your honey.
Top of the Met
Want another way to reconnect with your sweetheart? Well, your wish is my command. Add the the rooftop garden on top of Metropolitan Museum of Art to your list of “must do” “couple” endeavors. Why the museum? Well, because it is different and cool. It is also a conversation starter. In other words, you can look at the exhibits, while discussing your interpretations of them with each other. And, we all know effective communication is one of the keys to a long-lasting relationship. So, don’t forget to check out the rooftop garden with breathtaking views of the park. After spending one day at the museum, I guarantee you will see life and your relationship in a totally different way.
Have you heard of Wave Hill? If not, you are truly missing out. What’s so great about this place? Well, it is wonderful for couples, who want to rekindle the spark in their relationships. Why? Well, because it consists of a secluded forest plucked right out of one of the fairytale books, you mother used to read to you. Yes, it is that romantic! And, guess what? It is in the heart of New York City! Yay! So, where is this magical place? Well, it’s in the Bronx. So, what exactly is it? Well, it is a 28-acre garden/forest area, where you are surrounded by overflowing flora, witch hazel, and winter-flowering jasmine.
And, if you decide to take a winter wonderland trip to this enchanted garden, the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory is available, right next to the Tropical House, to warm you right up, and delight you with a colorful array of beautiful blooms like its famous orchids. You will automatically feel closer to your significant other as you stroll through the garden and/or conservatory. As you walk-hand-hand, you will be enclosed in beauty, love, and harmony, and how could that not revive your tired and/or neglected relationship.
I bet the Brooklyn Boulders is the last place you would think of to renew your commitment to one another, but surprise; it may just be the best place for you and your honey. Why? Well, because it is fun and it can help you and your loved one work on communication, trust, and problem-solving skills. In other words, it has the ability to remind you that you are a team. Repeat after me – T-E-A-M. So, set out to conquer the boulder’s 22,000 square foot wall – together. Help each other out, when one of you lags behind, and encourage each other to keep going when you want to give up. Work together as a team to climb up the wall (without a harness and without being strapped to a rope). Depend on each other – believe in each other – and trust each other. This is an especially fun “couple” activity, if you have never done it before. It can be a way to try new things together, which will help you reconnect. So, climb that wall – you can do it! I have faith in both of you!!!
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