When Nothing Bad Happens but You’re Still Unhappy: Boredom in Romantic Relationships

Increasing  approach motivation should also help to reduce boredom. Couples who have an agenda, a plan for moving ahead, should experience less boredom than those who drift along without goals or expectations. Planning a novel and challenging activity together combines the ideas, giving couples a goal to look forward to and an activity with which to grow closer to each other. Perhaps the greatest advice to keep boredom away is to never stop dating your partner; even after marriage, children, retirement, and a lifetime of experiences together, keep planning on new places to go and new activities to share, even if it all occurs in your own home.


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