Maintaining a healthy marriage is something that requires constant diligence and imagination. Here are five ways you can introduce something new into your marriage.
Take a day trip
A vacation does not need to last a week for you and your significant other to unwind and rediscover each other. Every state has a unique attraction that is guaranteed to elicit excitement and a bit of happiness for the trip goer.
Look around, you might find a winery that you never knew existed.
Have a doubles date
Going on a date does not need to be a singular affair. Invite a par of close friends to go with you, and make an evening out of it. Start off with a movie, and then head out for dinner at a nice restaurant.
If your budget is tight, stay at home and play board games like you were a teenager again. The point is to spend time with your loved on, and enjoying the company as you concentrate on having a good time.
Bring out the ol’French Maid outfit. Sex is an important aspect of any marriage, regardless if you are a newly wed or working on your fiftieth anniversary. Talk with your loved one, and see what special fantasy exists in his or her mind.
Part of the fun of this is the acting itself. Get the costumes, and who knows… the two of you might be inspired to become actors in real life!
Send the Kids to Camp
Children can bring a couple together in ways that are unfathomable for single, childless people. However, children are also a form of stress.
Take a vacation away from your children, by sending them to an educational event away from home. The social phenomenon of the summer camp exists for this singular purpose – to give the parents an opportunity to experience life without children for a few weeks.
During this time, the two of you can unwind and enjoy each other’s company in ways that you have not been able to do in years.
Have a “Surprise Day”
Pick a day of the week and ignore the rules the two of you have formed over the years. Be spontaneous, be courageous, be scary. The important thing is to act in ways that you would not normally act.
For instance, if both of you work near each other stop by during lunch instead of eating separately.
Another suggestion is to lie in wait until they get home, and then give them a good scare. Just remember, this goes both ways!
A marriage is much more than a legal contract stating two individuals wish to form a family together. It is a partnership in which both loved ones agree to grow as people together, to experience life in all of its wonders.
The ideas discussed above centered around two basic premises. The first is that it is vital to minimize and take breaks from stress. The second is that spontaneity is vital for a marriage to work. Keep these two ideas in mind, and you will be good to go!