May 22, 2013 in Healthy Living
A relationship needs to be more than just business as usual if you want it to thrive, not just function. Date nights are so important that even the first couple, the Obamas, make room for them in there lives!
Dates are more than a luxury, they’re a necessity, especially if you have children. They are a great way to create the bonding and intimacy that is so important in a relationship.
Life is certainly sweeter when you experience and feel love. If you take the time to make your relationship feel special – it will be! Yet many of us fall into the pattern of making our relationships all about business: life, family, jobs, and kids.
For women especially, we need to feel intimacy before we can feel desire. Date nights can be a foreplay, bringing us to a space where magic can happen, for us and our partner. So, why aren’t you making date night happen?
My patients tell me the same four reasons over and over again for why they’re not going out on dates:
- I don’t have enough time
- I don’t have enough money
- I don’t know where to go on a date
- It’s hard to find childcare
I’ll answer these objections below…but don’t just listen to me – I’ve interviewed Kristen Manieri of Great Dates Orlando. She answers the four main objections to date nights with creative and inspiring ideas that will get you out the door wherever you live.
Not enough time? The time you spend intimately bonding with your partner will improve your overall communication, something that will save you time in every other area of your lives.
Not enough money? You don’t have to spend money to have a date, there are all sorts of things you can do together that won’t cost a dime.
Don’t know where to go? I was so impressed with the research that Kristen did for Great Dates Orlando. She found all sorts of off-beat and everyday places. And she’ll show you how you can do the same in any city. Remember, every time you experience something new with your partner, you create a new bond.
Don’t know how to get childcare? Anyone who has heard me talk about this knows my favorite solution: a kidswap. Find another couple with kids and arrange a date night / kid swap schedule.
Click here listen to my interview with Kristen now. YOU can make any city you live in as romantic as Paris.
Wishing you health, happiness, and great moments,
Dr. Jen, Hormone Expert MD
P.S. I’d love to know what you think of the interview! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.