As a newly married couple, my husband and I are always looking for new ways to celebrate our commitment. I want to be able to remember the spark throughout our life together, even though I know that is not entirely possible. After talking to some friends and family members, I came up with a list of things I want to do as a couple. All of the tips are simple things that couples of any generation can do with very little effort. These are the secrets to having fun with your husband in order to keep your marriage spark alive, and how you can incorporate them into everyday life.
Some women have issues with taking pictures because they think they look fat or are unattractive. Those are both cop-out excuses, especially when the opportunity arises to have a picture taken with your husband. Create a candid photo album with spontaneous photographs that have been taken all over. Each time you add a new one, jot down a memory you both shared together. Years down the road you can flip through the pages and go back to that moment where you both were enjoying one another. This is definitely something I plan to do with my husband. I have purchased the photo album I want to use, and we plan to get this started with Halloween.
Spend a weekend apart
There is nothing like coming home to your husband, but that routine can get old fast. Make sure you plan a weekend apart every once in a while. This does not have to be a frequent trip, just enough time to get a break to regain your sanity. Everyone feels a little suffocated now and then, especially if you have children and a house to take care of on top of everything else. If you make this a once a year event, it will be incredibly special and greatly enjoyed!
Make a home-cooked meal once a month for the two of you
This suggestion was one of my favorites. Cooking is something I don't do often, but when I do, I go all out. My husband has a handful of meals he enjoys. I plan to try to cook them throughout the year when I know it will be just the two of us. This can be done a number of different ways and each person can add their own personal touch. Setting the table with candles or opening a bottle of wine can add the finishing touches to a nicely cooked meal. I am going to take this a step further and write out the recipes I made and date them to go into another scrapbook. It will be interesting to look back on the year and see when we had our meals and what was cooked.
These were all ideas suggested to me by women that have loving and lasting marriages. After only being married a little over a month, I wanted to start some new traditions for my family. I am looking forward to spending my life with my husband and enjoying every moment of it.
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