I've been dating a man for 13 years. Of course, I've also been married to that same man for 9 years, but I think continuing to date is really important to keeping us close (or bringing us back together!) throughout our lives together. Our dates don't have to be elaborate or planned out in advance. Sometimes, we work them right into the middle of attacking our weekend task lists. For example, let's say we have to run a few mundane errands for some items we need, and at the last minute we decide to go to a coffee shop together!
One daily "date" that we make time for is sitting down together at the table while eating dinner. I know some couples may do this by default, but we got into a routine where we'd either veg out in front of the TV or retire to our computers or something while eating. By trying to sit down together - no phones, no TV, no computer - we are able to focus on just each other, even if it's only for 15 or 20 minutes. It makes a huge difference and it's a habit I hope to continue!
To help illustrate the importance of dating your spouse, watch this short lil' video by First Things First:
I think the video has a great message - there will always be something left on the to do list, something worrying you, something that's plaguing your thoughts. By taking even just a few minutes to turn those things off and sit down to a few moments with the one you love, you can help improve your outlook on all that other stuff going on, not to mention bring the two of you together as well.
So, here's to dating your spouse, whether you've been together 5 years or 50!
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