Couples, married or living together, who have been in a long term relationship often find their enthusiasm for each other waning after a few years. This is the point where many couples separate or divorce, and it can be a painful realization for both partners. There are couples who still love each other, and they may try a number of methods to keep the relationship alive. Counseling is always an option, but some couples believe they can find their own ways to keep the relationship from faltering.
Exploring different options may include starting new hobbies together, or the couple might take vacations to exotic resorts. Some couples make basic changes to their routines, or they consider moving to a new area and making new friends. There are couples who choose to begin a family at this time, but others decide it would be best to wait. No matter how they make changes, this is a way for two people to fan the flames of a relationship gone cold.