A to Z of a Happy Marriage

Date Nights

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I’m continuing the blog series, “A to Z of a Happy Marriage”. You can check out Communication by clicking here or go to the ‘A to Z Marriage Series’ page and click on ‘Communication’.

Research indicates that if more couples focused on nurturing their love for each other, the quality of their marriage would be dramatically enhanced.

“One drawback of long-term love is that many couples allow dating to fall by the wayside. The two of you can easily fall into a routine and into the mind-set that just being together is enough. However, continuing to ‘date’ your long-term love will help your relationship go the distance”  – Dr. Laura Berman

Date nights are essential to relationships because for the most part 90% of the time your focus is on other things. Whether it’s work, extended family or children, things and people do take priority occasionally because they have to but it shouldn’t be like that 100% of the time because your marriage should have priority as well. Date nights force you to refocus your energy back into your marriage.

Date nights go hand-in-hand with being best friends! Date nights allow you to let loose with your best friend which is great for your health and mental well-being.

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you’d notice The Mister and I continue to “date” each other. We carve out time at least once every other week where just the two of us go out and do something. Anything. Doesn’t matter what it is, as long as we are together and focused on each other(without us constantly looking at our phones!). Sometimes it’s just iced tea or ice cream and other times it’s a series of events like dinner and an activity.

Do you make your relationship a top priority? Do you carve time out to refocus your energy on your marriage? If your answers are yes to these questions, I’m sure you’re probably already doing date nights with your spouse! If not, it’s a great time to start. Go out and have a coffee with your spouse (no kids allowed!). It’ll do your relationship lots of good!

So tell me, do you do date nights? Why or why not?

Next up, expectations! Don’t miss it on August 6th!

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