When was the last time you spent quality time with your spouse?
Have you noticed that after having kids, your spouse is often the one most neglected? (Probably after you. Moms feel me on that!)
This past week, my husband and I spent four days in Key West. He had the honor of officiating the wedding of his best friend of 25 years. The weather was beautiful. Hot, don’t get me wrong. But the sun was shining, and we had a couple nights of rain to cool us off when we needed it. We ate amazing food. We stayed out too late. We slept in. We held hands. We danced to music that made us feel young again.
All relationships need time like this. Even if it doesn’t involve dropping money on a tropical getaway. I wrote about this in a previous post and truly believe it is one of the best forms of self care, too.
Take care of your love. Nurture it. Flames don’t always burn indefinitely. They are threatened by wind, rain, and other elements. But if you protect it, and care for it, and sometimes, relight it, it can live forever.
Another important form of quality time worth mentioning is time with friends. That can be so hard to come by once kids enter the picture. This trip with friends was a great way to strengthen our bond and recharge our batteries. We’re all busy. Some of work full time. Some of us have kids. For some, both things are true. Some are married. Some are dating. Some are single. Life tries so hard to pull your group of friends in a billion different directions. Trips with friends bounce you back toward a central point and help you remember how much you truly have in common.
So, get away. Even just for a few days. The warm fuzzies you get from quality time with your partner, and with friends, are so worth it.
What was the last trip you took? Who did you go with? Let me know in the comments below!