I would like to think that any time spent with your "better" half would be time spent connecting and communicating. Money and communication are the two biggest reasons marriages go south (and stay there). Try it Make small talk- give it a try. It will work!
Sorry to hear about your husband's injury Bluebell. I hope he's feeling better soon.
My husband and I have a difficult time making date nights work because sitters are hard to come by. So we've tossed the idea out the window and started having date breakfasts or lunches while the kids are at school. It takes some wiggling away from work but its been a great compromise.
My in-laws are looking after my children in a few weeks and we are going away for the weekend. Haven't done it for a few years now.
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4 2/27/12 8:01 A
My husband and I have a child with special needs so we have one weekend every two months 'off'. We trade surprising each other with plans for the weekend. Makes it creative and fun and it's nice to be thought of or to think of special fun things to do for the other person. We sometimes do this with date nights too.
Any time that you can spend time together having an adult conversation and nurturing your relationship is a good thing. As parents, I think we all worry about nurturing our children, but not always about our partners. I make sure to tell my husband how much I appreciate all the things that he does, because I know that sometimes I feel like my job can be pretty thankless too. I make sure how much he knows that I love the way he is with me, and the kids, and how great he is. It isn't always easy, but we communicate as much as we can.
Fitness Minutes: (17,100)
1,273 2/21/12 9:54 P
Love the idea of a date night, however that seems to be pretty hard sometimes. My husband has started walking with me. We do lots of things as a family, but would love to work in some more time for just the two of use.
I firmly believe in date-night, although we don't schedule it often enough. But it really is amazing when you can get away and have quiet adult conversation how close it can bring you.
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53 2/9/12 4:22 P
We have grandma coming over to watch the kids so we can go out to eat. It is Volleyball club season so my husband is usually coaching in another state every other weekend. Really looking forward to spending a little time with him tomorrow.
I did this two weeks ago and had a fabulous time. Just those 3 hours seem to have brought me and my husband closer. I even got all "dolled up", like we were dating for the first time. This weekend, for my birthday, we rented a cabin along the Mississippi River and my parents will be watching the kids. If 3 hours brought us closer, I can only imagine what a whole weekend will do!
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