A warm welcome to you DJ5
I can tell how deeply invested you are in your relationship because you've managed to come here. I salute you as you constructively undertake managing the challenges of your relationship.
One of my husband's mantras is 'I want us to grow old together', whereas mine is 'I want us to grow young together'. When aspects of life can dismember us from the excitement, adventure, pure joy and curiosity we felt as kids, I believe it's important to remember our natural self. My plan is to grow young, gradually re-membering myself, with benefits of maturity. Sounds like this might be your plan too.
I've found understanding energy to be the key to manipulating/maintaining it. Give me the basics of Prana, Chi, quantum physics etc and I'm in. Love the education and revelations that come through such understanding. Such simple terms such as 'vibing high' or 'buzzing with excitement' are highly significant when it comes to how we tick. At a subatomic level, our cells vibrate. The more excited the vibration the more we feel the excitement of life through our body. The stronger the vibration, the greater the buzz or buzzing/humming sensation. With little stimuli, we just can't feel the vibe or buzz in/of life. While quantum physics now provides an understanding of how our cells tick in this way, Prana and Chi are understandings of energy that have been around for thousands of years.
When we want to 'vibe high', we're often going to feel connected to those who are experiencing the same vibe. When someone's vibing low, there can be a sense of disconnection. There can be lots of reasons as to why our partner is stuck in a low: Not enough positive healthy incoming energy through the right diet, not enough exercise (kinetic energy), not enough hydration (our cells thrive on water/hydropower), not enough mental stimulation, the chemistry of depression can also be a factor and the list goes on.
DJ5, we physically feel emotion (energy in motion). I bet you're really missing that feeling. I can relate, especially during this challenging time in society where access to adventure is seriously limited. A lack of excitement is, I believe, seriously testing a lot of relationships, especially when people are so used to vibing high through adventure and recreation. Recreation is a powerful thing for it's how we naturally re-create our self on a regular basis.
Can you think of why your partner's not feeling the vibe. Is his energy low for some reason?