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Why Is It Important For Married Couples to Plan Dates Nights Together?

By Upliftingfam @upliftingfam

Married Couple on DateI am looking forward to my date on Friday and Saturday with my husband.  We are planning on going away overnight so that we can spend some quality time with each other without any distractions.  We feel that is it very important to invest time into our marriage and take the time to remember why we fell in love to begin with.  It has been a while since we have been on an overnight date and it is long overdue.  I married my sweetheart, June 28th, 2008 and we have been married four and a half years.  I can’t believe that in a few months we will be celebrating our five year wedding anniversary.  Time has flown by and it has been fun so far.  I can’t wait to see what the next five years has in store for us.

Why Should Married Couples Go on Dates?

When you get married and move in together you have this notion in your head that you will have plenty of time to talk and spend time together with your spouse.  However, once children come along that time will slowly dwindle down, making it harder to have quality time and conversations together with your spouse.  The kids usually end up taking priority, especially, during the very early years of your child’s life.  During those early years, you child is dependent on you and your spouse for everything.  If you neglect your spouse, you will begin to see your relationship slipping away and you will begin to feel as if you are growing apart.  More than likely you will end up spending more time fighting and arguing; instead, of working as a team to raise your children.

Time Away From Your Children Makes You A Better Parent

Going on regular dates important for your marriage but it is beneficial to your children as well.  When you come back home from your date, relaxed and refreshed you end up being better parents for your children.  Date nights also allow you to reconnect with your spouse and it gives you the opportunity to be able to talk about adult things.  It also gives you a break from being a parent and allows you to enjoy each other’s company without any distractions.

Date Nights Should be Fun And Exciting

It is important that you make sure that your date nights don’t end up feeling like a business meeting or just another thing on the calendar to do; instead, you should plan fun things for you and your spouse to go out and do that you both enjoy.  Going out and having fun is very important but remember that it also allows you to reconnect with your spouse.  Date nights should be planned in advance so that you and your spouse aren’t scrambling at the last minute trying to figure out what to do.  Also, date nights don’t have to be expensive but you want to mix up your date night ideas with a variety of things so that date night doesn’t become a thing of the past or become boring to either of you.

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