Everyone knows that one couple that constantly argues about their children, and they never seem to have time just for each other. You may even be that couple. You will undoubtedly want to ensure your relationship isn’t affected by your children, but sometimes that is easier said than done.
With so much going on within the household, you may sometimes struggle to fit in a hug or kiss, never mind a bit of one-on-one time to keep the love alive and lines of communication open. However, it is essential you make time for each other, not only for the sake of your relationship, but for your children.
While the thought of leaving your little ones behind with your parents, siblings or babysitter might seem a little daunting, it will do both you and your partner the world of good just to take a little break from family life and just feel like a couple again.
The Key to a healthy relationship
The key to a healthy relationship is communication, and sometimes the messages can become a little blurred over all the crying, fighting and cleaning within the home. A break away will give you both a chance to reconnect, talk to each other and realise that you’re both on the same side, even if it hasn’t always felt that way.
You don’t even have to plan it right away. Sometimes the best part of going away is the build up. You and your partner can plan where it is you both want to go, and you’ll have something to look forward to in the coming weeks or months. The thought is bound to make things at the home a lot easier, and you could find that you’re communicating better before you’ve even kissed the children goodbye.
There are so many places you can go to. Consider a spa retreat offering massages and facials, a day full of jam packed activities, such as zorbing and go-karting, or just a well earned night in a hotel in Liverpool, Edinburgh or London. Just pick a location, arrange a babysitter and book it. Whether you go for a day, a weekend or even a week, just plan a romantic break that you’ll both be excited about.
To really make things special, decorate your hotel room with candles, go for a delicious meal and maybe even play your favourite music to reminisce. You can trust your soul mate with appreciate the thought.
While you will want to take a mobile phone with you to check in on your children, don’t obsess over them too much or it could ruin your whole break. It is time for you to turn your attention on your partner and make them feel special, and you glued to the phone won’t do that. You’re taking a break, so take a break!
When you do finally return home, you can trust your children will be happy to see you, and you’ll both feel more in love and be supportive of each other. Now doesn’t that sound perfect?