Why You Shouldn’t Stop Dating After Kids

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There's many reasons why you should never stop dating your partner. Yes, I know it is much harder to date your spouse once you have started your family. However, you started a family with them for a reason. And I assume you didn’t just get to that point overnight. It likely involved multiple date nights in order for them to win over your heart.


So why should the dating stop after you have kids? 


In fact, it’s super important that you continue to make time for each other, even after marriage and kids. Here I’m going to tell you why. 

  1. It’s a great way to keep your love strong

If you continue to date each other, you’ll always remember why you fell in love in the first place. Like I said, you expanded your family for a reason, so don’t let that decision tear you both apart. Instead, embrace what you have created and brought to life. Your love should be more powerful than it was before, especially since you now have a much stronger bond with each other thanks to your kids.

  1. Helps you communicate with each other

Another reason why you should continue dating after kids is because of communication. We all know that effective communication in a relationship is critical. And yes, life gets in the way of us being able to properly communicate with our partner at all times (especially if we have constantly have kids yelling our names). So when setting up a date with each other, it’s your moment to be with each other and communicate anything that you’ve been holding back (for whatever reason).

  1. Serves as a stress-reliever for you both

Of course it serves as a stress-reliever! When you’re dating someone you love, you’re not just sitting there bored. You’re doing something fun or romantic or anything that you both can enjoy. So by focusing on each other and the activity that you’re doing, it’ll help you relieve lots of the stress that life has imposed on you. So even if it’s only a few times a month, why wouldn’t you want to schedule in some time to have your stress taken away for a moment?


And like I said, I know it’s harder with kids. We all have different situations and many times cannot find a babysitter, or maybe a babysitter is just out of our budget. 


But what if I told you that you can actually date your spouse without leaving your house? 


Yup, there are tons of stay at home date nights that you can do from the comfort of your own home. And the best part is, that you can do these “Crazy Fun Stay at Home Date Night Ideas” after your kids have gone to sleep! 


So take a look and see what’s something that you can plan for at least a weekend per month. If you can do more, than even better. Just make sure your kids are asleep so that you can really focus on each other and never forget why you fell in love in the first place.


And if you've had a stay at home date night before, I'd love to know what you did so please let me know in the comments below.


Cheers! 🥂



Comments (6)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Lucy - this is very important.  Each week my wife and I have "date night."  It keeps us young.

Jul 19, 2020 07:02 PM
Lucy Reyes

Oh that's awesome! What is the favorite date night that yall do?

Jul 26, 2020 08:51 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing your advice.

Take care, be safe and have an outstanding summer.

Jul 21, 2020 07:19 AM
Lucy Reyes

Thank you Roy, I hope you have a great summer as well! 

Jul 26, 2020 08:51 PM
Sharon & Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN - Lafayette, IN
West Lafayette homes for sale

Excellent suggestions to keep that flame burning-especially those in home ideas!

Jul 26, 2020 02:54 AM
Lucy Reyes

Thank you! And yes, at home date nights are especially needed nowadays, but hopefully we'll be able to venture back to public locations soon 🤞🏻

Jul 26, 2020 08:52 PM
Claire Gillies
Autaugaville, AL

I completely agree with your article! My dad is 56 years old now and right now he is trying to find his love online. He just read review about such sources and decided to try it. Who knows, probably he will be able to find someone truly special.... I just want him to be happy and that's all.

Jan 13, 2021 04:23 AM
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Jun 24, 2021 04:44 PM