10 tips to get your coupleness back daily_blabber February 23, 2011 Ever feel you and your partner put everything into the kids, leaving nothing left over for you as a couple? Here are ten ways to bring back that loving feeling… By Fiona Gibson couple 1 Steal back your evenings couple 2Chat before telly Once you’ve reclaimed your evenings - even if it’s a mere hour or so - try not to spend all of it in front of the TV. couple 3Boost those endorphins Okay, the thought of sinking into a warm bath is probably more appealing. From our partner couple 4Tender touch As parents, you can fall into a touch-avoidance rut - feeling too shattered for sex, and therefore avoiding any physical contact in fear of sending out the wr couple 5Tackle chore overload Housework ranks as a top relationship flashpoint - and the more he gets involved with the chores, the more likely you are to stay together, according couple 6Negotiate child-free time OK, a weekend away might be out of the question. couple 7Put kissing back on the menu Small children can be averse to mummy and daddy kissing, yelling for a biscuit/cuddle the minute your lips meet. From our partner couple 8Leave work at work According to a Relate survey, we’re at our most stressed between the ages of 35-44 - typically when we’re juggling young families a couple 9Ease up on the schedule In today’s pressurised world, it’s easy to be caught up in trying to be the perfect parent. couple 10Synchronise your bedtimes An incredible three out of five of us rarely go to bed at same time as our partners, according to a Sleep Council study. 1 / 10 Previous Next JOIN THE CONVERSATION FROM OUR NETWORK What's Popular 1The strict pregnancy rules Meghan Markle must follow if she chooses to have children. 2Celeb in 5: Saturday's best entertainment and gossip news. 3"Family and friends, there's something I desperately need you to stop doing with my kids..." 4Nadia Uncensored: "What happened when I flew 900 kilometres for a man I'd never met." 5The simple reason Princess Charlotte's net worth is higher than either of her brothers'. FROM OUR NETWORK Want more from mamamia?