At the start of most relationships, it usually goes that the couple spends as much time as possible together. They make that time happen, even if they are very busy with work or family commitments. They want to be together, and they ensure that they are.
However, over time, this time together can become less for many reasons. This is especially the case when a couple has lived together for a long time, whether they are married or not. They may start to take one another for granted, or they may just have a lot of things to think about and do and making time for a partner falls to the bottom of the priority list.
It’s important to realize when this happens and try to do something about it. The best thing to do is spend more time together, just as you did at the beginning of the relationship. Even if you now have children to care for or full-time jobs that you didn’t before, and no matter what else has changed, making this time is crucial. Here are some ways to do it.
Try to allocate one night once a month (or more if you can) for a date night. Before you started to live together, where would you go and what would you do? You can try to recreate those days if that will make you happy.
Alternatively, if you want to do something different, take it in turns to plan your date night. You can:
See a movie
See a play or theater show
Go to a restaurant
Go for a walk in the park
Go to the beach
Stay in and have takeout
Have a picnic
Go to a medical spa
There are plenty of other ideas as well. Plan ahead so that you can arrange a babysitter and can book any activities that might be popular, and then enjoy your time together.
A busy life needs some time out, and what better way to relax than to have a vacation? Various travel packages offer plenty of choice, so you can go on a dream vacation together. Use this time to get back in touch with your partner. A vacation is a great way to spend more time together as you won’t have the added pressure of work and the regular routine to contend with.
If you have a family, you can, of course, book a family vacation, but try to spend some time alone with your partner as well if you can. Start talking again if conversation has been lacking lately, and make plans for how to spend time together when you get back home as well. When you return, relaxed and refreshed, you can set your new resolutions into action.
Take Up A Hobby
People need to have hobbies as it gives them a way to relieve stress from the everyday work and chores they have to do. If you can carry out your hobby with your partner, this can be a good way to spend more time together.
Exercising together is a great idea, so a hobby involving some kind of keep fit class or running or even walking together every day can be helpful. Not only do you get to spend some time together, but you can get fit too, so there are definite benefits to this idea.
Or you could try a creative hobby. Being creative is a good stress buster, and working together can produce a strong bond.
What other ways have you spent more time with your significant other? Let me know in the comments below!