Need some inspiration between the sheets? We've chosen five apps to help you and your spouse reignite the spark.
- By Kristy MacKaben
Kristy MacKaben is a freelance writer living in Lake Zurich with her husband and two kids.You might also like:
There was a time we would kiss at every red light. I don't just mean a peck. I mean full makeout sessions until the stoplight turned green. I remember thinking: "Will we always be like this?"
A decade and two kids later, the answer is, of course, "No." My husband and I love and appreciate each other, and we still have a spark, but we don't always put our love life first.
Who knew technology could help?
While mobile devices are often blamed for tearing couples and families apart, technology isn't all bad.
If used appropriately, technology can help couples reconnect, says Amy Stewart, a Streeterville-based psychotherapist who specializes in sex therapy. "Once you have kids, it's hard. It gets boring. It gets routine. You need to spark things up," says Stewart. "Technology can help."
Texting or emailing sexy messages throughout the day, video chatting while away from each other or connecting via mobile applications can help couples bond, says Stewart.
Unlike my husband, I'm not a big app person. I usually get all huffy when I see him fiddling with his phone. But we put a few apps to the test. From surreptitiously leaving love messages on sticky notes throughout the house to communicating through a game about sexual intimacy, these apps can definitely do some good.