whether you’ve been married four months, four years, or even a few decades, date night is a ritual you should regularly observe. this notion should not be a newsflash to you. (disclaimer here, i am no expert on marriage, nor will i ever claim to be!) read any advice column/book or speak to a marriage counselor, all sources will place dating your spouse near the top of the list of “ways to keep the fire alive.” also, let it be known that date night alone will not result in a satisfying marriage. think of dating as an investment, one action, among many, that will nourish your marriages wellbeing.
benefit #1 – staying sane!
let’s be honest, life can get pretty hectic. now let’s add work and even raising tiny humans into the mix. it’s a wonder we’re not all locked up in loony bins! it’s easy to fall into the same ‘ol routine or even feel overwhelmed by it all. for your sanity, and your husbands, during date night, talk about the two of you. don’t talk about what’s going on at home. this time you set aside is about having fun and de-stressing.
benefit #2 – staying on the same page
chances are, who you were the day you got married, is not who you are today (except maybe for those of you that got married within the last couple of days 🙂 ) we are constantly growing and learning through our experiences as we age. use this time to reconnect with your husband, share your side of the story and listen to his in return. make sure not to lose sight of one another.
benefit #3 – romance!
who doesn’t love the butterfly stage of your relationship? who says that has to disappear? it takes effort people! by dating your husband on a consistent basis, you are fueling the fire that brought you two together in the first place. you’ll quickly realize why he’s your favorite person on the face of this earth. you’ll remember that you are more than just roommates, breadwinners and babysitters.
date night doesn’t have to be outlandish, expensive or even at night! grab your partner, get out of the house and be spontaneous! spend some time alone – just the two of you with no distractions. we happened to have the weekend to ourselves and we went out for the day and explored for our “date day.” this works for us – will it work for you? who knows! go try it!how can you not be having a great time together when you get to see all of this beauty! yes – it was wet, raining and a bit cold – however, we did not let the weather interfere! if anything, it only made us laugh even more! sean looks reallll happy in these photos, huh? (i promise he was having fun – i didn’t torture him)