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Date Activities that Can Save Your Marriage

Jul 31, 2008
Too many of us think that dating is suppose to stop when we get married. That dating is only to see if you are compatible for marriage. This line of thinking is severally false, its perhaps more important to date after marriage then before. Dating builds a relationship, strengthens it and keeps it alive with new fun memories. So what can you do for a date that will help build that bond?

Try this assign a Friday to one spouse and plan a surprise activity for the other. Plan something that you know the other partner will enjoy. Make it special and keep it a secret until the night of. This shows that you are excited for the activity, that you've put thought into it and that you know what they like. Also you are more likely to enjoy the activity even if you wouldn't choose that yourself because you planned it for the other person.

Try going back to the basics. Do something simple like going to a duck pond and feeding the ducks, or just going on a long walk. Anything where you just have to time to talk, there isn't any pressure and it doesn't cost a lot of money so you don't feel like you have a lot invested in the evening making it stressful.

Try something new together. Go to a restaurant you have never been to, or try an activity that neither have you have ever attempted. Things like this that put you both on equal playing grounds can be very relaxing because you don't feel like one or the other is just tagging along. You are learning together and helping each other learn.

Another good idea is to start a tradition together. Perhaps every Sunday night you watch a TV program together or once a month you go your favorite spot outdoors. Something that is uniquely special to both of you. Make it something you can look forward to, and something that you can remember fondly. Things like this can act as a good remind of good things are and can be if you are struggling.

Try once a month making goals together. Take an evening go get ice cream and plan what you want to work on that month as a couple. The goals could be anything from communicating better with each other, to being more consistent with date nights to learning to be scuba certified together. Make only a couple goals a month or you will get discouraged and give up all of them. Also plan specific ways you are going to achieve them. Goals bring you together in a united effort to work to be better.

Dating is important after the wedding because it can keep the marriage alive building and strengthening your relationship. Make the extra effort to make date night a weekly thing, even if you have to cut out some other activities to do it. The top way to answer the cry 'save my marriage' is to make your marriage a priority.
About the Author
Bart Icles knows that dating is important both before marriage and after. If you want to stop crying Save My Marriage then start making the first and foremost priority in your life. You can have a happy, successful marriage.
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