After all these years I want to keep the fires burning hot in my marriage. That’s why I’ve come up with 5 tips to share with you for dating your husband.
Isolating yourself from your hubby sure gets lonely and may I say, boring too?!
I see the love, consideration, and care my parents have for each other after 71 years of marriage. If you are married for the long haul like my mom and dad, you’ll want to make it a fantastic experience because harboring bitterness only brings on more bitterness the older you get.
So, turn up the heat in your marriage and let’s think of some tips for dating your husband!!
I want my marriage to be the best it can be.
That isn’t so easy since I am stuck with ‘me’ and so is my husband!
Dating your husband doesn’t have to be expensive. My man doesn’t like to go out once he has been out all day at work. He usually groans if I even mention going out on a Friday night after a long 50+ hour week.
It isn’t even reasonable to go out on a ‘date night’ if you have to pay a sitter. So unless you have a super-duper-willing grandma nearby, date nights out might happen once a year!!
Have no fear, there are ideas on the cheap for dating your husband!!
5 Great Tips for Dating Your Husband
- Initiate it, plan it. Yes. You start the ball rolling and search out Pinterest or think up your own idea. Schedule your date night in on your calendar and check his too. Even if you are not going out, write it in your calendar or it. just. won’t. happen. Send him an email or leave him a spunky note in his lunch box letting him know you can’t wait!!
- After the kids go to bed!! That is a MUST! Yes, there are times that you will do something together as a family and it will be so fun, but take time with just the two of you and keep the fires kindled in your marriage.
- Accept your husband’s attempts to do something unusual. Yes again. How many times have “I” killed the fires by being too concerned that he spent money when we didn’t have it?! Or maybe his tastes are so masculine and he gets all excited about a gift that ‘just isn’t you?’ Then as time goes on I wonder where the romance went! Well, I killed it that’s where it went. Of course, these things are in the past, right?!
- Be consistent. Set a regular date night either once every week, two weeks, or each month. Whatever you do, be consistent so time doesn’t go by and your relationship slips away. It can happen!
- Always respond to your husband’s physical touch. Never. ever. push your husband off. I don’t care if you are just about dying with a terrific headache. Try your absolute best to respond to him with loving affection. I know this is going to be selfless to do this but it will pay off. If you are really feeling too sick, you can respond lovingly and love on your husband and most likely he will take a ‘rain check.’ As wives and mothers, we can get too busy and respond in a cranky out-of-sort way when we are feeling under-the-weather.
A Light Bulb Moment!!
Recently my husband stayed home from work because of bad winter weather. We spent all day busy in the same room. At the end of the day, I said something about being lonely and wanting to spend time with him. He was confused!! As far as he was concerned, he had spent time with me all day. I was my husband’s companion and that was spending meaningful time with each other in his way of thinking.
Men and women don’t think alike, so try to think up date night ideas that will compliment both you and your husband.
What ideas do you have for date night? I would love to hear about them in the comments.
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