“Cuffing Season” technically ends as soon as the weather permits. Usually peak cuffing occurs during fall through winter. Usually by spring, skin is out and relationships are over. It doesn’t matter if its a long-term relationship or a fresh one, you won’t survive the summer if you don’t try to.
1. With everyone in the gym during the winter to get ready for the beach, there will be temptation everywhere. Just make sure you’ve been working on your body too. Change your hair up. Get in shape. Go shopping. Look your best and be confident.
2. Don’t isolate your partner. It’s so easy to get caught up doing things with your friends, but don’t all of a sudden be so busy wrapped up on the scene that you haven’t been seen by the one who matters most. You still need to make time for him/her. Esp when they can easily go spend time with someone else. If you don’t want them to, make sure you’re spending enough time with them.
3. Do something new. Go fishing. Go on a road trip. Go to the aquarium. Have a picnic. Ride bikes. Go listen to live music outside. But whatever you do, don’t sit in the house. You did enough of that during the winter.
4. Don’t underestimate the small things. And this goes for year-round. Text your woman and tell her to be ready at 7:30. Surprise her. Take her out. Bring her flowers. Cook a fancy meal for your man. Compliment them. Compliments never get old. And there will be plenty from strangers. Make sure you’re the first one telling your partner they look nice.
5. Don’t forget to have fun. Treat summer the same way you did as a kid. Act like teenagers again. Go to a fair. Go to six flags. Have water fights. Play games. Go to parties together, dance all night. Get caught in the rain. Laugh. Don’t take your relationship so seriously. Yes, you may be in love, but life goes on. Once you forget how to have fun, your relationship is doomed. Summertime or not.
If you feel like you can’t do any of these things with your him/her, re-evaluate the relationship and maybe it’s time to move on. But if it is, do it sooner than later. Don’t waste your summer, unhappy. And don’t waste their time either. If your significant other is asking you to go out or do things, and you find yourself staying busy purposely, end the relationship. You want to be single, you just don’t know how to say it. Things shouldn’t ever be one sided. If one person is invested in the relationship and the other is more invested in themselves or their friends, it won’t last. You should meet them half-way. No one wants to feel like a charity case. Esp during the summer, when there are so many single & sexy people to choose from. Remember, this person chose to stick it out with you, show some appreciation. Relationships are hard enough, communicate properly and stay positive. If you just want time to yourself or with your friends, say that. Don’t make him/her feel like you don’t want to be bothered with them. There will be so many things to get into over the summer, it’s very easy to let a relationship fall apart just for lack of trying. Try, or say good-bye.
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