I read today that marriage rates are at an all time low. It doesn’t surprise me. According to report found by CBS the current number of married adults has dropped to a record low of 51% compared to 1960 when 72% of U.S. adults were married. I’m not sure if there is any correlation, but with all the failing marriages (and I’ve seen a TON lately) perhaps people are shying away from tying the knot. If that is the case it is especially important to keep the spark alive in your marriage.
Tips and Tricks
- Dating. Yes, setting that one day a week or month even aside for an official date with your spouse. We make an official date, set a specific time, and “meet” downstairs at the specified time for our outing. We also take turns hosting the evening and making the plans – surprising each other. A date can be as simple as walking around the mall talking, going to dinner, having a picnic, catching a movie, or grab a cup of coffee somewhere.
- Play Dress Up. This doesn’t have to have a negative connotation and can be as simple as putting on an 80’s fancy dress and spending the night at the rollerskating rink. It can however, include ideas for sexy costumes and a romantic evening in the bedroom. Surprise your spouse every once in a while and remind him/her that you are still a sexy vixen or stud.
- Write. Put a note in your spouses lunch or on the steering wheel. Make it sexy or tease them with a sneak peek into what you have in store for them later that night. If that isn’t your style – just let them know you are thinking about them and want them to have a nice day. Whatever you write it is sure to please.
- Touch. The power of touch is incredible and if you are within reach – touch him/her. Hold hands. Rub her/his back. Touch! You’ll be surprised.
- Unplug. Pick one day a week to unplug and spend time together – you’d be surprised how much you might learn about your spouse.
Regardless if you pick one or two of these things off the list you are bound to see an improvement in your relationship. Don’t expect huge changes over night – remember that marriage takes work. What better way to ensure your child’s future marriage is successful than by setting an example!
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