How to connect with your partner in 2019
By Simon Duncan on January 28, 2019
Hoping to better connect with your partner this year? If you’ve been together for a while, it can be easy for a relationship to get a little stale, for people hoping to rekindle the romance, this post is for you. Here’s how you can connect with your partner in 2019:
Take a trip
Couples that travel together stay together. If you’ve been meaning to take a vacation for a while, why not make 2019 the year that you do it? You probably don’t need that big screen TV you’ve been eying up as much as you need a few days together on the beach to talk and reconnect.
Whether you’d like to go skiing in France, take a cruise around the Bahamas, or explore Australia, there are some incredible experiences waiting for you.
Commit to date night
The week tends to fly by, and before you know it, it’s Sunday night and you’re already gearing up for another week at the office. If you can’t remember the last time you had a night with just the two of you, this should probably change ASAP.
Find a night that works for you- either once a week or once every two weeks. Then, arrange for a babysitter if you’ve got kids, and find a fun activity that you’ll both enjoy. While dinner and the movies can be fun, you may want to change it up occasionally. Consider taking a fun class together and learn to cook, learn a new language, or learn to dance. There are tons of activities you can do that will help you bond as a couple and get you out of your comfort zones.
Take time each day
We’re all busy, and it can be easy to go for days at a time where you haven’t talked about anything except the kids. That’s why it’s a good idea to work out a time where you can at least have a quick catch up. Maybe it’s when you’re doing the dishes after dinner, or perhaps when the kids have finally gone to bed and you’re enjoying a glass of wine. While it can be tempting to zone out in front of the TV, you won’t regret taking the time to learn about each other’s days.
You can see what all these tips have in common- taking the time to get away from it all and talk to each other on an adult level. This can be easily said than done when you’re busy and/or you have kids, but this time will help you connect with your partner so you can smoothly navigate any potential problems before they become big issues.