How do you nurture your relationshp?
dh and i are both very touchy feely people. we hug and kiss all the time. we hold hands in public still. we say i love you every day,especially if he is off to workeven if we are mad at each other. he is a firefighter /emt thaat was something we estabished early in our relationship that he was never to walk out the door without saying it because you never know what can happen.
we try to go out once a week and do something just for us (obviously with my dd's). Its usually a meal out, walking etc. Sometimes its as simple as just playing basketball while his sister takes her kids to a doc appointment (she has no drivers licence or car, so we do most of her running and there is a park by her dr's place).
I really do look forward to his day off most of the time, since the sk's generally back off and behave since dad is home to see.
We have a weekly lunch date, sometimes twice a week if time allows. We meet for coffee every Friday morning. I've arranged my ex to take the kids for his eow when my SO's kids are with BM so that we have every other weekend alone together. We don't live together yet, but he is over here every night he doesn't have his children. We usually run together every evening, but it's been too hot to do that this summer... can't wait for fall!
We have a rule that we ALWAYS say I love you before we leave the house or hang up the phone. It does sound like F you sometimes when we are mad but we say it lol. We are affectionate to each other. We even hold hands while we are watching tv :) and the kicker.......DRUM ROLL....we sleep naked!
simple-he keeps his mother and that fat hippo sister of his as far away from me as possible
we never go to bed angry-we make it a point to always eat 1 meal a day together-we do chores together (more like he sits on his ass and watches me)
we watch tv together (he watches, I nap) and we do that date thing every few months or so. :)
Every evening we make time for us to just talk to one another. It's good to just catch up with your partner and just see what is going on for them. We just started doing it around our 5 year anniversary and 5 years later it has made us closer.
Right now, it's lots of calls/texts. We're currently in different states, and will be until Novemer. :(Normally, though, we hug and kiss a lot, dance occasionally in the house, snuggle up on the couch while watching TV...We do a lot of little things like that to show our feelings for each other. :)
We kiss each other every night before bed and every morning before he leaves for work. We have regular date nights (even if it is just a movie on the couch). We share how our days went every day. We have a lot of sex. We talk a lot about everything. We give each other room to have alone time if we need it.
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