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Couple-time Together


Adapted from an article by Dr. Jackie Black, faculty member of the Close Companions Online Relationship Academy

Happy couple on couch


Couple-time Together

Couple-time together. . . sounds good, doesn’t it? If you are in the majority of contemporary, committed couples, you probably spend more time watching television than you do spending yummy, alone-time with your partner.

Questions to consider

1. Do you carve out quality, alone-time every week?

2. Do you both take responsibility for that, or does planning fall to one or the other of you?

3. Do one or both of you allow “real” interruptions to get in the way or spoil your planned time together?

Tips to keep your romance mojo alive

  • Meet once a week to look at your schedules and set aside time for each other.
  • At least once a week, plan a Date Night; once a month plan a Date Day (that’s right! A whole day from morning to evening); once each quarter plan a weekend get-away; and once each year plan a week away together.
  • Mark your planned time in your calendar, just like a dentist appointment or an appointment with a client. Write it in ink! Mark yourself out for a block of time.
  • Take turns planning your dates each week.

Have a Couple Conversation

Think back to when you first started dating. What did you do? What things did you both enjoy that you no longer make time to do? What made you fall in love with each other?

What’s next?

Download your free Romance Checklist created by Dr. Jackie Black. Find 5 simple actions to increase your love and closeness!

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