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The 3 Keys to a Great Date: Eat, Talk, and Play!

February 13, 2014
Couple enjoying a picnic

EAT

In our busy lives, all too often we don’t make time for the most basic of social functions — eating together! Be sure to make time to sit down together and share a meal for two. Try to even share the preparation — and the clean-up! If you haven’t got time to cook, how about a take-away, or a romantic meal at a local restaurant? Take the time to eat face to face, not in front of the TV!

TALK

What does your daily communication as a couple consist of? Organizing the family and home, questions about the kids, what needs to go on the shopping list? Or perhaps some of the big decisions of life — whether to move, what new car to buy, your health or ailments? When was the last time you sat down and just talked about “you” — the challenges of life, what’s motivating you, what’s dragging you down, how it feels to be you — or perhaps your hopes and dreams for your future together? Make some time this week to sit down together just to “talk”!

PLAY

When we first fall in love, life always seems to be full of fun — but as the years go by, sometimes we forget to play together! Why not make some time to do something together you both enjoy –something as simple as going for a walk, watching a movie together, taking a dance class, or spending an evening in your local pub or a jazz club. For the truly adventurous, think para-gliding or a zip line! Maybe just curl up together in front of a fire, and read stories to each other. Whatever it is, try and find something you can both take part in, and which will remind you of the fun times in your relationship!

(Provided by http://www.nationalmarriageweekusa.org/marriage-tips)

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