When my husband and I were first married, we were both working full-time and had no kids, so each week we would head out to dinner or a play or a concert or a movie . Plus, I don’t want to leave my 4 month old baby with just anyone! even if you don’t like these ideas, there are links to approximately 350 MORE date ideas at the bottom of this post. That will take care of date nights for the next 7 years! 🙂 And before we jump into the date ideas, I just wanted to share with you two things that have helped my marriage so much: This cute journal will change the way that you look at your spouse and your marriage.
We have a student loan debt the size of Alaska (thank you Physical Therapy school) and can’t afford a babysitter every weekend.
I wanted to fall in love, get married, and have kids.
My life didn’t turn out the way I thought it would and I had NO idea that I would end up in my 50’s, single and dating again.
He cooks dinner, helps with cleaning, is a wonderful father — all while working on a difficult post-graduate degree.
It’s obvious your plate is very full during this season, as well: working full-time, caring for a toddler, carrying a new baby (which in itself can be exhausting and — as you intimated — can wreak havoc on your emotions). Your pregnancy hormones will dissipate once you’ve delivered.
Attend a free community workshop or seminar with your spouse to learn something new.
If you’re someone who got it right the first time and married the man of your dreams, had children, and now are enjoying your older years with the love of your life and grandchildren, well…. You can count your blessings right now that you’re not still out there, but you might get a kick out of reading this anyway.
I made plenty of bad choices along the way and it didn’t go the way I wanted it to go, but the blessings aren’t over yet, nor is life over yet.
Growing up and starting to date, I had the same dreams as most all my girlfriends.
Visit a local home improvement store together to plan future projects for your home. Eat just desserts at a fancy restaurant, enjoying the atmosphere after you’ve eaten your main course inexpensively at home.
Visit a store that sells greeting cards, choose cards to give to each other, and then put them back.
What do I do when my husband doesn’t see eye-to-eye with me on cultivating our marriage? I have brought to my husband’s attention numerous times (in playful ways, trying not to nag) that I would love to go on a date with him again (I can’t remember the last time we did), spend some time alone, that I need some romance in my life. He is only really amorous when he or I initiate intimacy. I’ve been thinking about you a lot and praying for your situation.