How to Keep a Relationship Fresh Relationships can become stale after a while if the couple does not make an effort to keep it fresh. Keeping it fresh means constantly reviving the original elements that caused the relationship to spark. For example, a relationship that developed from a mutual sense of humor deserves some “silly time.” The couple could use about two to four hours of silly time per week to watch comedy movies and laugh with each other. Romance-based relationships always need reinforcement of such romance. Therefore, the couple will want to plan frequent “alone trips” that involve moonlit nights, roses and the sounds of soft music. Relationships that develop from a deep friendship can never lose the communication factor. Such a couple should always make time to sit down and talk to each other about their days.