7 Ways To Feel More Connected To Your Partner When It's Been A While

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When you've been with your partner forever, there are going to be times when one or both of you will be distant. Just like arguments and fights, distance in a relationship is inevitable. When that happens, it's up to you and your partner to close that gap between you two. Reconnecting with your partner in the bedroom is one really great, not to mention fun way, to close that space.

It's important to note that sometimes space is necessary in a relationship. "A little space is normal," Dr. Laura Deitsch, resident sexologist at Vibrant, tells Bustle. There will also be times where neither you nor your partner are in the mood for sex, and that's completely OK and you should never fore it. This can be because life is getting in the way — you or your partner may be going through a tough time at work or with family, which may be affecting your relationship. But if it's been a while, and both you and your partner are interested in rekindling some lost sparks, all hope is not lost.

There are things you can still do when you're not feeling as connected that'll help you both get in the mood when you want to. So here are some ways to close the distance, according to experts.