After years of marriage, our date night consisted of finding a rom-com and falling asleep on the couch. We freshened things up with new date ideas including trying to find something open after 9pm in Folsom. We ended up going to a grocery store and making more healthy brownies. Check out our episode about how to spark excitement in your marriage.
Getting back to dating after a divorce
When you first start dating after a divorce you don’t bring your dates around the kids. So you have to find places to meet.
Grocery runs at 10pm
Falling into a routine (rut)
In a blended family, you only have your kids every other weekend so it is hard to go out and leave them.
The kids like it when we go out. They love having the house to themselves (Scary)
In a blended family, it is extremely important to have alone time, because you never had a honeymoon with no kids, exes, etc..
Life gets busy,
We are tired.
It is hard to come up with things to do.
The town closes down at 9pm.
What would we do, movie, restaurant or stay at home order Thai food and fall asleep to a rom-com. (Boring)
Resparking the romance
Three rules of dating your spouse
No business talk
No money talk
No housework talk
No talking about kids
No talking about responsibilities.
Have fun. Take a break
Find excuses to do something together, besides watching a movie at home.
Surprise lunch together
Take time to be intimate with each other. Schedule it if needed.
Ideas for Dating your Spouse
Try shopping at a new grocery store together for a new recipe.
Miniature golf, Top Golf,
Look at the old things that you used to do.
People watch, make things up about peoples lives
Dance class (Line dancing)
Painting class together (Bob Ross Painting party)
Plan a trip together (Even if you are not going to take it for a while)
Create a theme night for a dream trip destination.
Play old video game console (Flicky)
Make sure you do quality time together as well as “work time”