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11 Quirky Things You Can Do To Revive Your Relationship

Does your relationship need a little boost? Put the defibrillator paddles to the chest of your romance and resuscitate it.

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1. Write cute notes and hide them away in each other's stuff.

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Just make sure they're not naughty in case your partner's boss finds them. If this means inventing code names for each other's naughty bits, then get to namin'.

3. Bathe each other. Every night. For a week.

Some people have nurse fantasies. Other people are just too lazy to shower. Either way, you'll be accomplishing *something*, hygiene or intimacy. (Definitely hygiene though.)

4. Write down your lover's best qualities and take turns reading them to each other.

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This might be better achieved while drunk, so pop some corks and take a sip with every turn. By the end of it, you'll be starry-eyed from so much <3 and booze.

5. Buy a cheap costume jewelry ring and spend the day proposing to each other publicly.


Try to one-up each other in the most ridiculous ways possible. Definitely incorporate parkour and loud, outrageously dramatic stories. And you should obviously let strangers congratulate you and buy you FREE DRANK$.

6. Get drunk with one another's parents.

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You'll gain lots of insight about your partner. And you'll probably end up crying together over how much you all love the fruit of their loins. Plus they might have some computer questions for you.

9. Pretend like you’re going on a first date.


This includes dressing to the nines and being insanely awkward as you make small talk about your jobs and exaggerate your personal successes.

10. Have an electronic shutdown.

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Cut out all the unnecessary modern electronics that distract you from your partner: cell phones, laptops, televisions, modern lighting, toilets, etc! Just spend some real, QT time together!

Now, for another quirky challenge: Watch real-life couples try to save their marriages on FYI Network's Seven Year Switch.

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Four couples try to work through their differences by separating for a month and swapping partners. See if this crazy experiment can save their relationships.