5 Ways to Reconnect with your Spouse
After 6 weeks of being apart, Dustin and I finally were reunited last Thursday and things couldn’t be more sweet. We’ve had so much fun this weekend spending time with my family, but more importantly, reconnecting. It’s amazing what stress 6 weeks of being apart can put on a marriage and even though we made it through stronger, I’m glad we can put this part of our life behind us. One of my goals for this month was to reconnect with Dustin and this weekend has been focused just on that. Here are 5 ways to reconnect with your spouse that really worked for us:
Go on a Stay-Cation. Dustin and I booked a hotel for the first night he was home a few towns over. Since we don’t have our own space right now, we figured it would be a great chance to reconnect by having a quiet place to talk and catch up face to face. We ordered pizza and breadsticks from Dominos and had it delivered to our hotel room, sat crossed legged on our king-sized bed and ate it all while talking and marveling that we were finally together again. We spent the next morning watching HGTV in bed and eating toast. It was perfect
Unplug. It can be so easy to get caught up with taking pictures or tweeting or snapchatting about what we’re doing that we don’t pay as much attention to each other in the moment. We both turned our phones off Thursday night, and besides adding a few photos to snapchat on Saturday, I’ve been basically MIA on my social media channels. I’ve wanted to enjoy every moment this weekend together as we made new memories instead of being glued to my phone screen. I don’t regret it.
Go shopping and get something that matches. Dustin and I went to the mall and found Patriot’s hats on sale at Sports Authority, so we decided to get matching ones and wear them the rest of the day. It was so fun to spend the time picking out hats, switching them around and making sure we got the best ones. And yes, we are that obnoxious couple that likes to match at times and I’m #sorrynotsorry.
Go to an arcade. On Sunday, we went to my grandparents’ beach house for the afternoon and then swung by the boardwalk arcade before we headed inland. We spent almost 2 hours there and spent too much money and had too much fun. Not only did we play a lot of fun games together (motorcycle racing, dinosaur shooting, that addicting coin bulldozer game) but we got enough tickets to get a really nice prize to put on our mantel! Dustin and I went to an arcade on our honeymoon and had a similar experience, so it was fun to reconnect over something that already had sentimental value to us!
Don’t worry about the money. I mean, don’t go crazy and buy a car, but I’m serious about not worrying about the money. We may have spent a little too much at the arcade or bought the giant bag of kettle corn at the fair instead of the medium size, but this weekend has been about each other and nothing else. Instead of arguing about what foods to skip over at the fair, we tried them all! Instead of getting a dumpy motel room, we got a nice King Suite. Money does matter, but this weekend, we mattered more. Dustin wasn’t afraid to spoil me a little bit and it made me feel loved, appreciated and valued. We’ll start worrying about the money today, but it was such a nice break to just focus on being happy and enjoying our time together this weekend!
We’re flying off to Utah today, driving up to Idaho to get our things from storage and then making our trek to Arizona to start our next chapter! Be sure to follow me on snapchat if you want a play by play of our trip (cwhit145)!
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How has September been treating you? Have you ever spent time away from your significant other? How did you reconnect?