Allow me to be Captain Obvious for a moment: relationships are hard work. If you’re lucky enough to have found “the one,” you may think the difficult part is over. But having a healthy relationship, like any other “ship,” requires time and energy for it to survive. If you think you might have fallen into a slump, it’s important to remember that something as simple as a date night is how couples stay happy. The scary part is, you may be so busy with daily activities, work, and other responsibilities to even notice that you and your partner need a date night.
For the average couple, especially if you live together, your relationship can sometimes take a back seat to things like remembering to walk the dog, dealing with stress at work, or doing other adult things like paying bills. For my partner and I, making our relationship as husband and wife a top priority is not super easy when it feels like our roles as father and mother come first for our son. Though there is no shortage of fun date night ideas, recognizing that you even need a night out is the first and most important step. If you’re curious to see if you and your boo are truly in desperate need of a date night, watch out for these signs.