Bret and I have been married for 2 years. While dating, and during our first year of marriage, we lived our lives to the fullest. We went on day trips to Mt Airy, North Carolina, spent evenings playing soccer at the high school, and had nights where we completely unplugged and played board games into the wee hours of the morning.
Granted, during those our first year of dating and our first year of marriage, one of us was unemployed. We were continually looking for different things to do to pass the time. Now, we’re both employed, and on entirely different schedules. While I am asleep, Bret is at work. When he gets home, I have just a couple hours to spend eating, showering, and getting ready to return to work. I get 3-4 days off in a row, but my routine consists of cleaning and recuperating from the grueling schedule I’m coming off of.
Making time for your marriage – or any relationship – is critical. Whether it’s a night out to the movies, a dinner, or embarking on a day trip or mini-vacation can spark life back into your lives. If you live in a big city or a small or rural area, there are cheap or even free things that you can do to make the best out of your life and relationship.
Those things can include, but aren’t limited to:
- Walking on Trails
- Recreation Centers
- Trampoline Parks
- Dinner and a Movie Dates
- Shopping Sprees
- Local Festivals/Events
- Netflix/Hulu bring nights
Whether it’s one of the things mentioned above or just driving around town, listening to music and talking things out, as long as you’re spending time together and working on your relationship, that’s the most important thing.