Dating is a word we use for when you are getting to know someone. Not a word you use when you are married. Making the time to spend with each other is essential. Especially in a blended family. With all the people, activities, and time management going on it can be easy to forget about the little things.
Here are some great tips for ‘dating’ your spouse!
- Always Make Time For Each Other!
The first step is dating is always commitment! It’s also the first step in marriage, so commit to doing something fun with each other regularly. Even spending short amounts of time together throughout the day can make you feel more connected to each other.
- Get Creative
Try and think of a new idea of things you can do together. Sometimes the old standby of going out to dinner can get bland. Try and keep things fresh and find something unexpected. Sometimes the internet has the best ideas if you can't think of anything. GO online and find some great options or look to see what is going on in your area and if there is anything going on that interests you both.
- Be Active Together
Getting active and spending time together doesn't have to be separate. Get your workout and your date night at the same time! Find something you both enjoy doing and spend time doing it together. If you're not the couple who usually works out together find something neither of you has done. If you both love it can become something you do together regularly!
- Make Errands into Dates
Sometimes all we have time for is errands. While it may not be the most exciting date. You will get to spend alone time together talking. Maybe while you're out you can think of some other unique date ideas. Even turning doing this around the house into time to spend together can be a great idea. We don't always have the time to go out and do things. Sitting together and watching a movie alone, or even sitting outside a talking is a great way to spend time together. Speaking of spending time talking to each other..
- Have Good Talks
Communication, along with sex and money, is one of the top three reasons that marriages go south. Creating space for communication is important! Holding onto things that are bothering you can lead to more issues than you think. Bring them up and talk about them in an open forum to make sure your spouse knows what is going on in your head and vice-versa.
There are lots of other things you can do to date you spouse. Just make sure you do, finding the time to spend together can be essential for your relationship!