Part of the beauty of a long term relationship is the ability to build a life with another person, but building it may sidetrack the people in it. They might end up focusing more on their careers, the ability to buy a home in the perfect neighborhood, or even raising their children and it can interfere with nurturing their bonds. By the time they realize they have disconnected from each other, it might be too late to save their relationship.
Reconnecting with another person means growing the trust between two people back, and it is not an easy task. They can both feel their partner has let them down, and each one must struggle to get past it. Unless both of them are in agreement that it was mutual, their fight to stay together will be an uphill battle. Many partners will agree that each of them owns some part of the disconnection, so they have a better chance to survive as a couple.
Finding ways to reconnect is not that difficult, and many couples begin by doing the things they enjoyed when they first dated. Going out to eat is often something they did when they were first together, and rediscovering their favorite places is a good way to begin the healing process. If they have moved away from their original location, they have the option to begin exploring new restaurants together.
Communication is important in any relationship, and reconnecting requires even more of it. A couple who has lost touch must define once again what they want to build together, and they must talk about ways to do it without ruining their relationship. It takes time to do all this, so patience is important. Couples who truly have deep feelings for each other will succeed at this process, and those who have found other commitments will generally move on.