Date Night - Why it’s Important to Have Time Together
With the hustle and bustle of the modern family’s schedule, it can be difficult to carve out time for you and your partner to carve out time to be with each other. But most couples don’t understand the importance of dating when you’re married. According to a report by the National Marriage Project, couples who have one date night per week show a 300% increase in their level of marital happiness and a 250% increase in their level of commitment. Keep reading to learn more about the importance of having a regular date night.
Keep the Flame Alive
Passion and romance are vital to any relationship, and if you think back to the early days of your time with your partner, you likely have fond memories of dates and experiences you enjoyed together. Kids have a natural tendency to come between parents because of their desire for affection and attention from both parents. However, they also thrive on the love their parents display for each other. One of the greatest things about date night is that the evening is yours. You and your partner get to decide what you want to do and where you want to go. As a bonus, your children have the opportunity to see you putting each other first.
Regularly carving out time for a date night provides an opportunity for you both to focus on your relationship. It also allows you to tap back into the things that brought you together in the first place as you enjoy the pleasure of each other’s company. Having one on one time that’s not centered around homework or parenting is vital to the strength of your relationship and should not be ignored.
Something to Look Forward To
Who doesn’t like having something to look forward to throughout the week? For many people, it reminds them of when they were dating and used to wait with anticipation to be able to see (let alone go out with) your partner. Having a regular (or even spontaneous) date night can build that same time of excitement with your relationship. It also provides a built-in escape from the stresses and pressures of everyday life as a parent.