Glad you stood up to him! I want to start dancing together again we did for a while when we were first married. I would say absolutely that counts! Hope it inspires you! But seriously, driving our kids around together and chatting with my husband makes me really happy and is a great way to connect.
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This is an incredible list! Thanks for the great ideas! I read your comment and I just wanted to fist bump you…hug you and cry with you all at the same time!! With you sister…3 under 3 over here …so tired! What about a list for lazy people? Collect different coffee from around the world. Collect coffee mugs to put your fancy coffee in.
Can you tell how we survive sleepless nights? D Take long drives in the country while listening to an audio book or talking while letting the baby nap. Start a Netflix series you can watch while you eat ice cream and brownies together after baby is in bed. Go grocery shopping together instead of just going alone you can admire your husband carrying the carseat instead of you.. Okay the shower thing makes me so happy. Walking with babies safely strollered or our weekly family outing to Costco are things I legitimately look forward to every week.
Also Netflix series, which we enjoy talking about together throughout the week if they are especially intriguing. I have decided that our life is supposed to be boring.. Kandi, In response to your comment I would like to say that for so many years I felt repulsed by the idea of sex also. Also trauma related But there is help ……I went to a good counselor for several years. My husband and I enjoy walking trails in the park, watching movies together.
Check your area out for free things to do…. I did that in our area and found a greenhouse to walk through for free has all kinds of different plants in it including cactuses and a huge banana tree! We totally did the stroller thing together all the time! It was the best chance to talk without them squawking. And I love this idea: When I read this list it all just either repulsed me or stressed me out. I need to get away and escape having things to do! I have plenty to do! If I had to add an official date night or hobby I would die.
We already do ballroom dancing together and committing to being there every week to get ready for a performance is stressful enough. Why would you want to add MORE things to do??!!!!! But can I say something? But a lot of couples do absolutely nothing, and they just need something to add to the mix so that their lives are not entirely about work and kids and netflix or something. We need some honest to goodness fun and connection. So funny, I think my husband and I would definitely agree with the majority that listed. Finding things to do together was an issue for us in our early relationship.
My husband is a very active, very social guy. I am neither of those things. We are in a spot right now where it is legitimately very difficult to do much of anything beyond at home movie dates on the weekend. We homeschool our five children, ages , and life is crazy. He loves it, even more so because he knows it takes a special effort for me! Your list is something I will keep in mind. I never had kids but love them and would love a chance to babysit to get a kiddo fix playing games, making cookies, watching veggie takes.
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And nothing warms the heart more than a hug from a child. You gave me a great idea. My husband and I have recently gotten into geocaching! I go geocahing with my stepson sometimes. There are so many around that. We RV together, but the preparation 3 page check off list to do it makes me tired before we even start. We lead a mission trip together, but that takes tons of time. As I mentioned in my other post, we work quite well together.
We appreciate each other and thank each other for things every day. Sorry, working on very little sleep. Why is life just a series of one thing after another. I miss the days of college and early adulthood when things felt easier and so much more hopeful. I was so incredibly naive and I miss those days. I miss the fun, but am grateful that I am married to a man of integrity who is a very good man of God….
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Goodness, get some sleep, it is so healthy. I still fight it as an adult. I encourage you to read Ephesians and recognize your struggles for exactly what they are and that life as a Christian is a spiritual war. Nothing is wrong with your life or you would still be a happy go lucky blind person.
I am so blessed that God loves me enough and believes me strong enough to have struggles so I can grow closer to Him. I would be worried otherwise. Life and age does change our view point and our energy, ask God to show you where He wants you and what He wants you to do. He loves to share His heart with His children. Prayers abound for you. Hazel, I hope you are are happier about how things are going now.
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But I have to say that sleep is super important for your health. Your being rested can help your immune system and your stress level so you can have energy to handle things when your parents are ill. Sleep is required by your brain and your body. You may need to ask for extra help with your kids so you can take care od yourself, too.
Maybe a play date once a week. About hobbies, I consider all those things that youn already do with your husband to be hobbies. If you add any hobby, it should be just sitting on the couch watching tv or movies! Or taking naps together, lol! You are tired for sure. I have been there many times. Now I rarely see or hear from them and the grands — we need to realize that time together IS life!
Know that you are not alone…. Hazel, Life is hard most of the time. I find it helps to focus on what I am grateful for instead of what I cannot change.
Or what has turned out differently than I imagined which is a lot! Life is also work. We were created for it, yet I find I desire the day to day to be easier and most of all, fulfilling. So, I give this to God asking Him to make a better way for my life. He created us to need each other. Draw near to friends that refresh you. Enlist help with aging parents. It is normal to need help!
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There is always someone in a worse situation than you, dear. Take comfort in that, at least. It is all very well that ballroom and Irish dancing are on the list of suggestions, but contra dance should be on the list as well. It is quite a bit like square dancing, but less frustrating and much easier to learn.
Hi, You sound exactly like me and I am waiting for the third date at this time. What's been said has been great. This website adds a little bit more: No need for guys to impress her too much because the second date is the result of your first date. You already got her. I strongly advise men to not put themselves in a situation conducive to only talking.
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This advice applies to the first 3 dates. Women tend to be better at conversation and sniffing out red flags. She does not know you, and more importantly does not love you yet. A long dinner date usually results in you saying something wrong and turning her off. That is why you want action dates Don't get psychologically pinned down. By the 4th date she should like you enough so that you can make a mistake and bounce back. That is also when sex has started. Even so, do not do dinner dates. Dinner dates are for down the road after she falls in love with you.
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Hiking or taking a walk through an unfamiliar setting—perhaps a park or a nature preserve. Jogging or swimming are activities that people can do together. Taking a boat ride or going to a zoo. Going together to a sporting event. Going to an unusual or special restaurant as part of doing something else. A restaurant on the water or one that has unfamiliar foods or a unique setting. Cultural activities in the widest sense of the word. Not only museums or outdoor concerts, but also comedy and jazz clubs. Social activities as long as they leave a lot of time to be alone together.
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Tonight, I would be spending the night in a Irish castle with my prince aka: A perfect evening fit for our Couples Bucket List. A meal fit for your Couples Bucket List. Write them down together! Your husband probably has some great ideas too. You got a long great list of fun activities as a couple. The most important thing is that couple needs to find time to enjoy and have fun.
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Taking a swim together is another romantic activity to do. Anytime my friend and her fiance try to do anything cute, it always ends in banging. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Enter…the Couples Bucket List. An Etiquette Guide Recreating a first date is also very popular for marriage proposals. Related How to Make a Bucket List: May 24th, 57 Comments. May 6th, 28 Comments. February 19th, 11 Comments. February 5th, 12 Comments. January 30th, 3 Comments. January 28th, 64 Comments.
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