Still Not Spending Enough Time Together? Try This!
Experts say that happily married couples should spend about 15 hours together each week in order to maintain their happy marriage. That works out to a little over 2 hours of quality time every day.
Couples in troubled marriages, on the other hand, need at least 20 hours a week to work on their marriages. Twenty hours!
Are you and your spouse spending between 15 and 20 hours together weekly? If not, why not?
You’re probably thinking that you don’t have the time. It’s not easy juggling careers, children, errands, and hobbies. Therefore, you’ll probably have to say “no” to some things so as to make time for your spouse.
One thing you can do is cut back on the amount of time you spend watching TV or in front of the computer. Researchers say that people watch 28 hours of TV a week.
If spending time with your partner is important to you, you’ll make time for it. One of the best ways to make this happen is to put it on the schedule.
Once it’s on the schedule, protect it fiercely. Don’t back out for any other reason other than a life-threatening emergency.
Spend More Time Together
Here are are a few ideas to get you started if you’re wondering how to even begin to spend 15 or 20 hours weekly with your spouse.
- Do some fun activities for couples with your friends
- Go out for a special meal
- Go to a ball game
- Attend a play
- Go to the movies
- Snuggle up on the couch while watching your favorite movie
- Snuggle up on the couch in a room full of lighted candles and soft music
- Take a trip
- Go to church
- Go for a walk
The important thing is to spend time together – time is more important at this stage than the activity you do. Just make sure it’s something you both enjoy.
If you want to stay madly in love (which I know you do or else you wouldn’t be taking the time to read this blog) then go right now and schedule at least one “date night” of some kind for you and your spouse to enjoy together within the next ten days.