Most feel guilty if they don’t spend enough quality time together.
Most know that they should get away from work, home, and kids to be alone together.
But sometimes finding the time and getting out alone together is hard. But keep in mind – it isn’t impossible. Why is dating so important?
Feed Your Relationship.
Making the time to date your spouse feeds your relationship. When my husband and I were dating, we would spend every free moment we had together. We could not get enough of each other and spend time doing things we both loved together. Why does this need to change once we are married? Well, it is obvious that after 12 years of marriage, 2 kids and busy work lives, things aren’t the same. But the effort is there. Are you making an effort to date your spouse and feed your relationship?
What kind of effort should you be making?
A great example of effort is the opportunity, are you taking it? Here is a great example, this past summer, my family and I went on an 8-day cruise with Carnival Cruise to Turks and Caicos, Half Moon Cay and Nassau Bahamas – it was amazing! We, of course, took the children with us and it was a wonderful time to unwind and enjoy a much-needed family R&R. However, we knew that if we didn’t jump on the opportunity to make some time just for us, we would not get another chance for a while.
Priority – Romance!
We knew that the cruise we were on had an amazing camp for both children, that would allow us the time to unwind and connect. Camp Carnival came to the rescue for mom and dad! And I won’t even lie, we took advantage of it nearly every evening. We got a lot of date nights!
Connecting and Growing.
Who doesn’t want to grow closer to their spouse? Throughout our various date nights together, we always learn something new about each other. Even after 15 years together, crazy right?
When you make the time to date your spouse, you grow in new experiences and get to know each other better because you’re seeing each other in a new light – away from the stress and everyday routines. You share feelings and put into action loving together, which goes beyond just living together and going through the motions.
Prioritize Your Spouse.
At the end of the day, the most important person in your life is your spouse, they are number one. Making the time to spend time together is showing them that they matter and you want to continue focusing on them.
The outcome for me is realizing that no matter what, I really do like my spouse. He is my most favorite person in the world and when we spend this time together I feel loved.
Romance should not only be used to bring people together, it should be a permanent fixture in the everyday lives of every marriage. Wise words were once said to me, marriage is an action verb, you have to keep working at it.
Will you make the time this week to date your spouse?
*This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Carnival Cruise Lines. The opinions and text are all mine.*