Sometimes life just builds up so intensely that you find yourself lost in it, and your marriage suffers because of it. Every marriage needs time for a getaway, even a quick one. An ideal getaway is for at least two days, but that’s not always practical. Here are a few signs that indicate you might need to schedule some time, find a grandparent or someone to watch the kids, and get away for a weekend or even a few days in the middle of the week.
Dates are supposed to be about connecting, but when life gets the best of you, the connecting is about planning calendars, addressing problems, making financial decisions, etc.
A quick getaway can afford you the freedom to be spontaneous. This can help you recapture some of the fun and adventure of your early life together.
3. You can’t remember the last time you woke up next to your spouse with no kids around.
If you long for a morning without school schedules, team practices, pleas for a swift breakfast, and the like, you might need to have a quick, brief getaway to get it. A distraction-free, getaway morning can help you see your spouse in a new light or a light you haven’t seen in a while.
4. You haven’t spent time alone, in each other’s presence, with nothing to do but just chill out.
If you are two ships passing in the night at home, and being alone either means arguing, compulsory intimacy, or sleeping, it’s time to be alone with each other for something…or nothing…more than just being together.
5. You have a sense of lost purpose in your marriage.
If life has overtaken your dreams, it may be time to get away together and reconnect about where you’re headed as a couple and a family. Remembering your purpose is one of the most critical steps to take, especially when your marriage is on shaky ground.
6. You keep waiting for the ideal getaway circumstances to emerge in your schedule, and it never does.
That’s because it never will. You have to just decide you’re going to make it happen. As is true with many aspects of life, the perfect scenario rarely, if ever, happens. Make your getaway a reality by making it a priority.