I don’t know about you, but with the kids and schedules and life in general, it’s hard to do a date night. By the time Friday night comes around, both of us are wiped and the last thing we want to do is get all dolled up for a night on the town. I know from experience, I’d rather go to bed by 8:30! And let’s not even get started on the babysitter issue! Date nights takes work, A LOT OF WORK! Work that, at the end of the day, I really don’t want to put in.
But I do…and its ESSENTIAL to any relationship. Taking the time for just the two of you to reconnect and have a moment away from the kids and schedules and life in general. I’m not saying every date night has to be some extravagant night on the town, but if you are not doing date night at least once a month, you need to start! Couples nowadays get so caught up in life that they forget about each other. They forget that they have a partner to help them through the crap of every day. We have all these things that take our attention away from our relationships that we suffer overall. Married couples become “roommates” instead of lovers, we lose the spark if we don’t take the time and the effort to invest in our relationship.
Date night is one of those tools that helps us reinvest in our relationship. It helps us generate the spark and keep the intimacy going and if you aren’t doing it, I encourage you to start today. Here are some ideas to help you get the date night going:
-Dinner and a movie
-Night out for drinks
-Go to a local concert
-If you live by the beach, have a picnic at sunset
-Do a night in without the kids there, where you rent your favorite movie, open a bottle of wine, and play a couple’s game
-Go for a scenic drive
-Try something that neither of you have never done
Your relationship with thank you. Your intimacy level will increase and you will have a new level of respect since you both took the time to MAKE TIME for each other. I hope this helps!