Is A Romantic Getaway Worth It?
Can you imagine waking up in a hotel room, checking the clock and then going back to sleep?
I couldn't remember that feeling until last weekend when my husband and I took a trip to Vegas. He was there for a week-long conference so I flew down for the weekend and you know what we did?
No schedule, no commitments. Just slept, ate, walked around - we even got one day to lie by the pool and pretend we were at a tropical spot. (Okay, yes, I took 50 Shades of Grey along, read what I thought here.)
We chatted and laughed, held hands - you know, couple stuff. We didn't solve any of the big issues or discuss too much of the things that weigh us down as a couple or as a family.
It was so peaceful and it was our first time away together in three years. We are lucky that we have family who are willing to step in and watch the kids while we are away and that means that we can relax and not worry.
Marriage is a lot of work. Some of that work is the heavy emotional stuff, but a lot of it is the day-to-day keeping the family moving stuff. But a relationship also needs some alone time to reboot.
We haven't been very good at that alone time piece recently. Extra-curriculars and work commitments seem to have overshadowed our once bi-weekly date night. A weekend away was just what we needed.
How do you and your partner reconnect?
Want more chaos? Last year, I asked about your parenting style.