Well Being | Why Date Night Matters in a Marriage

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Work. Children. Money and stress. There are many things that can become a distraction, and dictate, a marriage. And this is why date nights are important to keeping you and your marriage happy.

Date nights may sound all very American and cliched, but there is a valid reason why so many couples take the time out to spend valuable time together.

From Jessica Biel to Coleen Rooney, even celebrities reiterate the importance of leaving the house and having a party of two. However, unlike the stars, it does not need be an expensive or lavish dinner. A simple trip to the cinema or picnic in the summer can suffice.

So, do couples who schedule date nights into their busy lives lessen chances of divorce and heighten marital happiness?

There is no concrete evidence to suggest this, but there are many benefits to date nights.

First, it’s a great opportunity to communicate and this communication helps couples deepen their understanding of one another and their relationship.

Individuals change over time and as they and their relationships develop, they experience new challenges and problems. As such, it is important to continually communicate with each other.

They are also a good way to strengthen or rekindle that romantic spark that can be helpful in sustaining the passion and love in a marriage.

Date nights are a novelty. From getting dressed up to taking a hike or dancing adds much needed fun to a relationship. Doing an activity beyond the norm and one that both parties enjoy can lead to a joint hobby and shared passion.

Date nights can also strengthen a couple’s sense of commitment to one another. They can create a sense of ‘togetherness’ and reaffirmation of your love.

If your work and home life is hectic, date nights are a great way to relieve stress. They allow a couple to enjoy time with one another apart from the pressing concerns of their ordinary life.