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.
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.
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).
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.