Date night – just the two words together conjure up rom-com films or clips from TV shows, where the leading couple makes it a priority of getting their date night once every week! However, cut to real life and though the idea of taking part in a couple’s date night may initially seem a great idea, the reality is often far from how it is portrayed on the big screen.
The problem is, in the real world of children, work, bills and necessary essential chores, getting the time to sit and drink a coffee while it is still warm is near nigh impossible when you have a family to take care of. So, it’s no wonder many of us often laugh off the idea of even considering getting a regular night out with our partner!
Joking aside, a date night is perhaps the smallest way that you could make the most significant impact on your current relationship, especially if you and your partner are currently struggling to grab any intimate time together.
Why the Concept Of Date Nights Is So Important
Our relationship with our partner needs to be nourished and looked after regularly. If not, it results in a situation whereby both of you begin to feel neglected by the other, and subsequently, life becomes one long chore, with your love life taking a back seat.
We spend so much time as parents tending to and catering to our family’s everyday needs, but what about our needs as a couple?
Studies suggest time and time again that those couples who don’t take time out to concentrate on couple time often end up in the most toxic of relationships, with many of them usually those who head for a relationship breakdown first.
What to Consider When Scheduling A Potential Date Night
Sit with your partner and discuss what you would like to do on this date night. The obvious answer is always heading out for a meal, but, for many of us, that just doesn’t cut it.
Perhaps you would both like to take up a new hobby, fitness regime or take in a theatre visit once a week? Whatever your choice, aim for something that doesn’t involve talking about or referring to the kids throughout this time.
This is couple time only! Aim to make your date and stick to it on a weekly basis. Let others around you know of its importance and make every effort to ensure it goes ahead as and when planned. I promise you that you will not be disappointed!