My husband and I have a really great relationship. We have been married 8 year and have been together for 10 years. Sure, we have had our shares of ups and downs, as most of us have had, but I really cherish our relationship.
When we became parents, we no longer had the time for our impromptu road trips or our spontaneous date nights. We had kids to worry about and schedules to adhere to. As most of you know (if you are parents), the first few months of parenting a newborn is VERY HARD! There is hardly any free time and the few minutes you have, you rather be sleeping. However, once the babies start sleeping through the night, you get slightly more freedom and alone time at night.
In our household, lights are out at 830 pm. My husband and I go to sleep around 1130, so we have a good deal of time to ourselves. Recently though, we have been spending this time apart. I am so busy with my blog, that I end up spending a few hours writing, and he is busy playing with his iPhone, xbox, or watching movies. We have lost that special alone time, that we really should be cherishing.
Last weekend, I sat down with my husband, to tell him that things need to change. We need to bring back the “alone time” we have without the kids and begin to spend quality time with each other again. I told him that I will be spending less time behind a computer and in turn, perhaps he could spend less time with his xbox or his iPhone. I even suggested he sell xbox 360, because it is taking up so much of his time and it would be good to spend time in front of each other, rather than hiding behind modern technology. I don’t know how far we will go to spending all our time without technology, but we vow to at least try to limit it! I think this will begin to bring back our special time and rekindle our relationship!
Do you and your significant other have special date nights?
*This is a partnered post. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.