Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Relationship Enrichment Means Weekend Fun

Your decision to be live in a relationship is the most special part of your life. This fact doesn't change regardless of whether your relationship is working or not. It's always a good idea to build "testing points" into your routine. Relationship partners do this in a number of ways. Here one cool idea for you to consider:

Get together with your partner and work out a schedule for relationship enrichment activities. This doesn't have to be nearly as stiff and boring as it may sound. In today's world nearly everyone is working 10 to 12 hour days leaving little time and energy to do much more than focus on recovery. Once the weekend comes we tend to have run out of creative steam. This causes most relationships to suffer from being underfed.

The idea of relationship enrichment activities, for some couples, is handled by introducing a date night to their weekly routine. In my case, our initial date nights were so much fun we've now added 2 date nights to most weeks! Initially we started going out Friday nights right after leaving work. Even though we were both dog tired the evening out perked us up.

Now we've added a Saturday date night that tends to start with a mall walk around noonish and sort of slides into the evening. The key is we enjoy being together. If this fits your style please feel free to give it a try.

The only rules for relationship enhancement activities is that you stretch your creative juices toward ideas both of you enjoy, even if both of you haven't done most of the activities you decide on. A sense of adventure, especially first time adventures, adds value and quality and depth to a relationship. The long term impact....and pleasure of this one change is well worth the investment of time.

Share your comments as well as some of the ideas you try out. Be Well...

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