I can feel myself less tense; those little stressful parenting moments are much more bearable. My parenting is still disciplined, but I am more understanding and feel as if my level of patience has been reset. My husband feels the same way as I do, as we just returned from an out of state wedding. A trip that was planned months ago as a wonderful opportunity to not only see my close friend get married, but also take advantage of a kid-free wedding and an opportunity to connect as a couple. We could have very easily returned the same day after the wedding to head home to our kids, but we saw a bigger opportunity. One that we needed to take, as they don’t always arise.
Making the time for you and your spouse should never be placed on the back burner. Life’s noises tend to drown out the chances of having any kind of serious conversation with our spouse. And these noises are not only around us, but they are also in our minds and hearts.
Think about it…
As a wife and mom, one of my favorite reasons for getting away with just my husband is the need for “unhurried time”. Time that isn’t rushed with those life noises, we can be ourselves and enjoy each other’s company.
I asked a few of my closest friends when was the last time they had a couples getaway with their spouse, and I was floored to hear that many hadn’t done so for years. No matter what the reason may be, you must make the time in your schedule for solid communication with your spouse. Claim the time that is rightfully yours as a couple.
What are some benefits of claiming the time with your spouse?
And if there are certain circumstances that could make getting away hard such as; finances or childcare, a good fix to this is also a date night. Another helpful and fun way to connect with your partner.
When you make the time to put your spouse first, great things will happen.
What have you and your spouse gained from a couple’s getaway?
About the blogger:
Angela Caban is an Army National Guard spouse, freelance writer, published author and branding expert. Her husband was one of the many soldiers impacted by the unprecedented activation of the National Guard in 2008. In 2010, she founded the Homefront United Network, a military spouse and family support blog created to assist spouses who do not live near an installation, but also focusing on bridging the gap between National Guard, Reserve and Active Duty spouses. As a branding and digital influencer, she has created content for A&E, Lifetime Network and PBS. She has an extensive background in Human Resources and Communications, with her Bachelor’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in Human Resources. Angela resides in the beautiful Garden State of New Jersey with her husband of 11 years and two children.
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