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3/28/12 6:53 P

Thank you for your vibes and prayers, my husband's back is on the mend and we will be able to have our weekend away!

3/27/12 11:09 A

I would like to think that any time spent with your "better" half would be time spent connecting and communicating. Money and communication are the two biggest reasons marriages go south (and stay there). Try it Make small talk- give it a try. It will work!

3/27/12 12:47 A

Hadn't thought of that breakfast and lunch dates!

3/26/12 11:45 A

Sorry to hear about your husband's injury Bluebell. I hope he's feeling better soon.

My husband and I have a difficult time making date nights work because sitters are hard to come by. So we've tossed the idea out the window and started having date breakfasts or lunches while the kids are at school. It takes some wiggling away from work but its been a great compromise.

3/26/12 3:30 A

Positive vibes and prayers needed, we are due to have our weekend away this weekend and my husband has hurt his back.

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3/23/12 12:48 A

We do not do this much. I wonder if it helps even when your relationship is damaged?

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3/23/12 12:47 A

We do not do this much. I wonder if it helps even when your relationship is damaged?

2/29/12 4:01 A

My in-laws are looking after my children in a few weeks and we are going away for the weekend. Haven't done it for a few years now.

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2/27/12 8:01 A

My husband and I have a child with special needs so we have one weekend every two months 'off'. We trade surprising each other with plans for the weekend. Makes it creative and fun and it's nice to be thought of or to think of special fun things to do for the other person. We sometimes do this with date nights too.


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2/24/12 12:23 P

That is great idea.

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2/24/12 8:53 A

I bet we could set up a sitter exchange - we could watch our friends' kids while they have date night and then they could return the favor. An option to keep down sitter costs.

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2/23/12 11:31 A

Any time that you can spend time together having an adult conversation and nurturing your relationship is a good thing. As parents, I think we all worry about nurturing our children, but not always about our partners. I make sure to tell my husband how much I appreciate all the things that he does, because I know that sometimes I feel like my job can be pretty thankless too. I make sure how much he knows that I love the way he is with me, and the kids, and how great he is. It isn't always easy, but we communicate as much as we can.

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2/21/12 9:54 P

Love the idea of a date night, however that seems to be pretty hard sometimes. My husband has started walking with me. We do lots of things as a family, but would love to work in some more time for just the two of use.

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2/15/12 10:42 A

I also believe in date nights ! They are a must. We try for two a month. Time to be together, have adult conversation, relax, leave the kids with a babysitter, and enjoy each other!! It's a MUST!

FARIS71 Posts: 492
2/10/12 9:23 A

I firmly believe in date-night, although we don't schedule it often enough. But it really is amazing when you can get away and have quiet adult conversation how close it can bring you.

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2/9/12 4:22 P

We have grandma coming over to watch the kids so we can go out to eat. It is Volleyball club season so my husband is usually coaching in another state every other weekend. Really looking forward to spending a little time with him tomorrow.

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2/9/12 3:12 P

I did this two weeks ago and had a fabulous time. Just those 3 hours seem to have brought me and my husband closer. I even got all "dolled up", like we were dating for the first time. This weekend, for my birthday, we rented a cabin along the Mississippi River and my parents will be watching the kids. If 3 hours brought us closer, I can only imagine what a whole weekend will do! emoticon

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2/9/12 11:39 A

I've decide to take the initiative and I'm taking my husband out to dinner on Friday to celebrate us. Just us.

Anyone else up for a celebration?

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