Importance of Date Nights
The hubs and I have been married for 10 and a half years…together for 12. Six months after we were married, we had the unexpected (and awesome!) news that we were expecting our first baby! So, a lot of our marriage has been based on being parents. And all of the parents out there know that having a baby can cause you and your spouse to bicker more (hello lack of sleep!) and get annoyed more easy with each other. Even though I have to admit, we rarely ever fight – we’ve always taken to heart that communication is key.
As working parents, we both try to spend as much time with our children as possible. But, my parents have always told us how important it is to go out as a couple and remember why you became a couple in the first place. This advice was the best marriage advice we’ve ever gotten.
Our marriage hasn’t been perfect, but no marriage is. We notice when we haven’t had time for each other, we tend to drift apart. So we’ve tried to make sure we set aside time for ourselves at least once a month. Most of the time, it’s just a quiet dinner out – but we also try to do weekend get-a-ways every now and again, too (when my parents are available to babysit all weekend!). These weekends tend to bring us back to who we are and why we fell in love in the first place.
So last weekend, we went out to a nice dinner…and it was much needed. I told the hubs to pick out whatever he wanted me to wear, and he picked out this BCBGMaxAzria dress – that I had never worn! I remember buying this dress a size up and when I got it, the belt it came with was way too loose. But, I purchased this belt at The Limited last year on super sale, and it worked perfectly!
Dress – BCBG; Heels – Jessica Simpson; Belt – The Limited; Bracelet – Louis Vuitton; Earrings – Local Artist
So when was the last time you and your spouse went out? Do you make it a priority to keep your marriage going?