Being married is extremely different from dating. Even when you’ve dated for 10 years, once you are married, there is a certain responsibility you’ve made to your partner. It’s been instilled in us that once we’re married, life will be happy and forever. However, married life will be far more work than dating life. We strongly believe in always dating your spouse and here’s why.
A Reminder of Why You’re In Love
You should automatically know why you’re in love with your partner, but with the stresses of life, you can forget. When you have date nights regularly, the reasons of why you’re in love with your spouse may start to come back. When you’re spending quality time, just the two of you (no distractions), you’ll be reminded of the little things that made you fall in love.
Getting out of the house and out of your comfort zone for date night is highly encouraged. Remind yourselves that you can get dressed up for each other instead of lazing at home in your PJ’s in front of Netflix. Even if you don’t want to go out, you can still get dressed up to impress each other for a little bit of fun!
Communicate About Real Life Things
When you first dated your spouse, you probably spent hours on end talking to each other about everything. So much so that you probably feel there isn’t much to talk about now. That’s why you should set aside time to actually communicate to each other about real life things. No, ‘pass the salt’ does not count!
So much happens in our day to day life that when we get home, we just want to relax – this is fair! However, setting that one night a week or fortnight to communicate can be extremely healthy for your relationship and marriage. Now that you’re married, you can dig deeper and talk about absolutely everything.
Enjoy Each Other’s Company
Being together 24/7 can be a bit overwhelming. Especially when you’ve developed a routine – meaning you’re doing the same thing together every day. However, this is unintentional time together – you live together so of course, you can’t help but see each other every day.
Making some intentional time for each other means that you actually enjoy each other’s company. That date night can help strengthen your love, your friendship and counts as quality time.