They say that time makes the heart grow fonder, but love does not always maintain passion over time on its own. It takes effort from both people to keep a relationship passionate and wonderful. Many aspects of life shift over time, as people purchase homes, have children, get promotions at work, and more. There are many ways that people can rekindle the passion in relationships and marriage. One of the first steps is to realize that your partner is not a mind reader. Approach your partner about your needs and wants, talk about dreams, and do it in a respectful and non-pursuing manner.