Let’s face it times are tough and lifestyles for the average adult are substantially busier then they used to be. With the constant worries of money, careers, bills, kids and simply surviving, marriages are starting to take a back seat. This means that couples have chosen to put each other and their relationship as a last priority in their lives. This is can be a fatal mistake and will ruin a good marriage quicker that just about anything else. It is for this reason that its vital for couples to spend time with each other and their families regardless of how busy they are.
Like most everything else in life, directing time specifically toward your spouse and family is easier said then done. The tips below are just a few ways that you might be able to make time for the most important person in your life: your spouse.
Plan Date Nights: If you have kids, get a baby sitter and go to dinner. At least once a week set the time aside to have dinner with your spouse one on one. This will allow you to have romance in your marriage and it will allow the two of you to reconnect as a couple and as lovers.
Communicate After The Kids Have Gone To Bed: Its very hard to work around children and make time for your spouse. After your children go to bed sneak a little ice-cream and spend some time talking with your spouse. It will do wonders for your marriage and for your relationship. You will feel like teenagers again, up late talking when you know your not supposed to.
Everybody Loves A Surprise: Do something for your spouse that he or she will not expect. This will help the two of you connect with each other and it will be fun. Whether its something as simple as flowers or as big as sports tickets, just do something that you know your spouse will love.
Have Some Fun: Play jokes on each other, wrestle with the kids, or play games. This is spending time together too. Laughter is a remedy for a bad day, a heartache, and stress. Its also great for your kids, because they will see what a fruitful loving marriage should be. They will learn how to laugh in the hardest of times and how their future spouse should be treated.
The tips above are just some examples of ways that you can incorporate time with your spouse. Spending time with your spouse is important and you should at least take a little time each week for just the two of you. However, its okay to involve your kids too. Its good for your relationship and for the entire family.