Think it’s time to stop dating your partner now that you are married? You couldn’t be more wrong. A date night is not a luxury in marriage but is a necessity.
It is incredibly important to set time aside from your weekly schedule when you will be exclusively communicating with your partner in a romantic setting.
Sure, weekdays might be difficult with work and other constraints. However, married or not, weekend date nights should not be discontinued if you want to keep your relationship joyous and strong.
When you or your partner plan a date night, it shows that you have been thinking of them or that they’ve been thinking of you. It makes the person on the receptor’s end special. You and your partner should take turns in planning your date nights, so one person does not end up feeling neglected.
The date night is when you get to switch off any other external communication devices and focus your attention solely on your partner. You get to exchange your experiences throughout the week and talk about anything that has been on your minds.
Open and honest communication is just as important in a marital relationship as it is when you are courting your partner.
It shows your commitment to the relationship. When you plan your date nights religiously despite having a busy schedule otherwise, it conveys to your partner that you are devoted to the wellbeing of your relationship.
Your partner can then rely on you for support and come to you with all transparency if they think there’s an issue that needs to be addressed in your marriage.
Date nights are more than outings with your significant other. They are events which enable the cementing of emotional intimacy between two individuals.
As such, there is no reason you should stop with your date nights after marriage. In fact, you have all the more reason to organize regular date nights with your marital partner!