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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A Date Night

When people get married they tend to forget that they still need to make time for one another. Many people think that when they get married that the relationship will take care of itself, but this could not be further from the truth. When you get married you have to work to keep the romance alive and a great way to do this is by continuing to date even after you have been married. Sure, you aren't going to have those first date jitters, but you can still go out, just the two of you, and really enjoy spending time together.

Going Out With Your Spouse

It's important when you are married to make dating a normal part of your lives. Pick one day a week or a couple different days a month where you will go out just the two of you. You don't have to make it anything formal, just time for the two of you to forget all of your worries and enjoy the company of one another. Don't have a huge budget? Don't worry, there are simple things that you can do that will still allow you to have a great time together.

Your date night could consist of something as simple as going out to dinner at your favorite restaurant. Order dinner but then share dessert and have a glass of wine or your favorite drink. Talk about your week, about your hopes, about your dreams. When you sort of take a moment out to pause and really enjoy one another you will be refreshing your relationship and seeing the person as they really are, instead of taking them for granted as we all tend to do.

You could also make a point of seeing a new movie together every couple of weeks. If you both enjoy the movies why not make a date of it? Try one of the theatres that allows for you to order from your seats so you can enjoy a movie as well as a meal together. You won't be talking throughout the movie, but it will be quality time spent together and you'll just feel more connected afterward. Another option is to go to a comedy club, visit a favorite museum, or participate in a shared hobby together.

Don't have a lot of money? No need to worry about that! Simply order a pizza, or make one, light some candles, and sit on the floor and eat it together. You would be surprised how exhilarating it can be to get back to basics and really keep things simple. Sometimes, when you keep things simple you will enjoy yourself more than when you go out and spend money that you don't have. Just taking out time for one another for a "date" is good for both of you and your relationship.

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joeshico said...

Nice article. My wife and I date, or at least try to date at least twice a month. Been doing that for almost 40 years. It does work

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Margaret Elmendorf said...

What a wonderful Blog. If more people did this, a date night, we might save more marriages and have a whole lot of stress in the world.

Art Ist said...

Good Article! We have regular dates ... we both take the initiative to invite the other out. Sometimes it's for lunch .. sometimes for a weekend walk in the park ... for Earth Hour 2009 I was invited for a candle light picnic.

Great reminder! Thanks!

Art Ist