9.5.19

Ways to Spend More Quality Time As A Couple


These days, it's easy to spend all day running around after the kids, and when you finally do get to sit down, quality time as a couple is at the end of the list. We pick a phone up and scroll through Facebook, usually liking the other half's status, without actually talking about the day they've had instead.

Whatever the reason that you don't get that quality time as a couple is, if you want to strengthen your bond and keep the love alive, it's important to spend some time together, without phones, or the kids, or the stresses of the rest of our lives. 

Here are a few ways that you can spend more time as a couple...

Have movie marathon
Not everything has to be an expense. You don't have to go out for a meal, or to the cinema. Just put some time aside and have a movie date with your partner at home. Netflix, some sweet popcorn, and maybe a takeaway, and you're ready for an evening of binging on a box-set and really getting into watching something together. 

Play a game together
Now, this doesn't matter what it is - a video game, a board game, or a card game, the goal here is to develop a strong bond with your partner. Healthy competition is always important, especially in couples, and it gets you both really having fun together, doing something you love. Just make sure to avoid Monopoly so you don't get the dreaded moodiness that comes with it!

Try new things
Boredom can really come into effect, especially when you've been together for years. You can start to feel like everything is a routine - like there’s nothing to discover about the two of you. That excitement of a new relationship has gone. To keep the spark alive, try something new together. It could be relatively easy like going on a hike or joining the gym. Finding a new hobby could also work to really give you both that new thing to do together. 

Go on an adult only holiday
Having kids can sometimes leave your life feeling fit to burst. Once you have done everything for them, it's like there is just nothing left in the tank. And a family holiday is usually not an actual holiday for the parents. Book a holiday for just you and your partner. You could find a last minute cruise and sail the seas, whisked away by your one and only. It will also make you realise that there’s more to the world and that you both need to go out and appreciate life.

And don’t forget to get intimate. 
This is a weird one, as you'd think it would be obvious, but after you've been together for so long, being intimate can sometimes be the last thing on your mind. It’s important to maintain some level of intimacy. 

4 comments:

  1. Some great advice for keeping the magic alive in a longterm relationship. I love making plans

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  2. Wonderful post. It's so easy to get caught up in our day to day lives that we forget about making time as a couple.

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  3. MAKES such a difference making time - communication and fun is the key

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  4. Just a follow up from my first reply. Since reading this post, we've done just this. Our marriage is a happy one, but we do get caught up in our own lives. Making the time the last few days as been wonderful. Thanks again for the post.

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