The best marriage advice I ever received was from a friend who has been married over 25 years. I’m not talking just married either- they are the type of couple who are still completely stupid for each other; giggling, holding hands, dancing, basically acting like newlyweds even though they have two grown kids type of love.
“Always be sure to date your husband.”
She attributed her successful marriage to the fact that once a week she and her husband had always gone out on a date, no matter their kids’ ages. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time or resources to go out with my husband once a week. Believe it or not, people are not knocking down your door offering to babysit your 3 rowdy boys once a week…even if they are adorable. My husband and I do have a ritual of putting our kids to bed early enough that we can and spend at least a few adult time hours together every evening, and we have an actual date night once a month. … Read the rest