My husband Randy and I don't get out much—and it's not because he's too busy watching Netflix.
Long gone are the days of getting ready to go out around 9PM, leaving the house at 10PM and partying until 3AM. And that's okay.
We're both in our 40's, self-employed, and have trouble truly turning off (thank goodness we both like what we do for a living). Our kids are active, curious 6 and 7 year old boys who want to be actively engaged by present parents all the time. If we spend too much time staring at our phones, even if it is for work, boy do we HEAR IT. So by the time the end of the week rolls around we're usually pretty fried. And at least one of us is usually pretty grumpy.
We both know it's important for the stability of our marriage, but we have different ideas on how it should play out. A perfect Valentine's Day for Randy? Watching ALL of Netflix together. Yes, you read that right. ALL of it. We'd be in the same room, so to him, it counts. Ha! Unfortunately he's married to someone who hates wasting—I mean spending—time in front of the TV and easily goes months without watching a show.
Knowing "together time" is important is one thing. Doing it is another.
DINNER AND A MOVIE?
While we have a monthly date, I'm hankering for more. More Randy time. More play time.
I want ideas that will help us stay interested in each other.
So I decided to ask for help. I put out a SOS to my fellow health coaches and asked them what THEY DO with their partners and what their recommendations were for Randy and me.
What I got back? Some real gems. I'm inspired and motivated by their ideas and I know you'll be too. With Valentine's Day just around the corner it's worth a look.
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