While life may feel more hectic now than when you first got together, it’s important to continue courting each other throughout your marriage. Focus on fun ways to connect on a regular basis that are nostalgic, enjoyable, or novel for you!
As you think back on the early years together, what did you do for fun?
What common interests or hobbies do you enjoy now?
In one survey conducted by PREP, Inc., couples married 6-20 years reported having the least fun – perhaps due to childcare obligations and being very invested in their careers. Engaged couples and those married more than 32 years were the most fun-loving! Fun is something you can rekindle and tap into during any season of marriage. Even if you’re in the trenches now with busy careers and/or raising a family, you don’t have to wait until later for fun!
Think of a common interest – maybe you like similar music and love to cook. Look for a concert you’d both enjoy, or see if there’s a cooking class available nearby. You might even choose a recipe, shop for groceries together, and enjoy a date night in as you cook and enjoy a playlist you created together.
Look for areas of mutual interest and work together to think of creative ideas to keep the spark alive in your marriage.
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