This I consider a very important investment in both our financial stability and our marriage. Worth.Every.Penny!
Most married people spend more time apart than together and when you’re both busy, either working or attending to your business, the together time could just be snoring in bed together. One day, you’ll get into a big argument and it’ll surprise you how out of sync you are to each other. Yep, happened more than once to us and we’re trying to avoid it.
Step 1: Commit to a date night.
Leave the kids at home. This is for you and your partner only.
Step 2: Be flexible when things don’t happen as planned. This should NOT be something that you end up fighting about.
His meeting got extended? Push dinner by a couple of hours and go enjoy some me time, lady.
Step 3: Do something you both enjoy that allows you to have some conversation. Remember that this is about connecting and keeping in sync.
Step 4: Be there 100%.
I am most guilty of this as I probably spend 30% of date night on my phone. So I need to try harder!
I think you already get why it helps with the marriage. But how can this help with financial stability? Our financial targets were built with the two of us contributing to each financial goal and having our own respective responsibilities. Date nights enables us to keep working as a team by being properly in sync… and a working team pushes forward faster.
Do you do something similar? I’d love to hear what you guys do.