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10 Easy Ways To Spend More Time Together

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Easy ways to Spend more time with your significant other

You want to spend time with your significant other, but there never seems to be enough time, so it never happens. Month after month you have the same goal of being together more and it never happens. Until now! 

Here are ten easy ways to spend more time together with your significant other.

1. Have a regular, scheduled date night. Once a month go our to dinner or see a movie. Plan way ahead and mark it on your calender. Book a babysitter and don’t let anything stop your date night.

2. Find a common interest or hobby. Pick a room to remodel or start a thirty day clean eating challenge together. Spend time planning and shopping together.

3. Volunteer together. This is good for your community, sets an example for your family and a great way to bond and spend time together.

4. Plan a weekend (or even just one night) away, just the two of you. It doesn’t have to be far. It can even be minutes away from your home. Just as long as you feel like you are “getting away from it all”.

5. Leave notes for each other. There is something romantic about a love note. Take time to handwrite a note to your lover. It can be one line on a sticky-note left on the dashboard of their car. Or it can be a whole page letting them know how amazing they are and how much you love them. Those notes can often end up being treasured memories years later.

6. Find times to sit together and talk at home. We can be busy even at home. Find time to sit down and catch up on life together. Maybe at dinner or after the kids are in bed or if you are both morning people, catch up over coffee. Communication is a HUGE key to a successful relationship!

7. Exercise together. What a better partner to challenge and encourage you than your significant other! Exercising together will provide plenty of opportunity to talk and spend time together while getting healthy and fit. A win for both of you!

8. Do household chores together. Maybe the women who are reading this are saying “Amen!” a little louder to this one. But seriously, working together on keeping your home tidy is a great way to spend time together and check off that chore list.

9. Go for a walk. Nature is invigorating! The fresh air and inspiring outdoors is the perfect way to enjoy each others company. 

10. Go out to lunch together. Plan a day once a week to match up your schedules and meet for lunch. If you don’t have room in the budget for restaurant prices, pack a picnic and meet a nearby park. 

What do you do to spend more time with your spouse? 

Heather Reese
the authorHeather Reese
Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog It's a Lovely Life®! In addition to traveling 150+ days a year, she also helps new bloggers build successful blogging businesses.

54 Comments

  • These are all great suggestions! There never seems to be enough time for everything and everyone, doing as many daily things together as possible is a great way to stay connected without having to try to hard.

  • I love this list. Having 5 kiddos my husband and I never get out for a date and it’s been years since we have. We make it a point to have a “date night” here at home if we can and we do chores together. Will have to try the rest on your list.

  • One thing e need to do is exercise together. I think it could be a lot of fun. We have such a nice area to walk through too!

  • My ex husband and I used to love doing the household chores together, the boyfriend and I, not so much :/ We do try to exercise together go and that seems to be a great way to connect and stay motivated for us!

  • These are great ideas. Most people forget that getting quality time in with your S.O. is more than just watching TV together.

  • My hubby works so far from home and is gone so much that just getting time on the weekends to have breakfast in bed with the kids is amazing. I hope that as time passes we will have more time to dedicate to each other.

  • Hubby and I do a lot of DIY projects around the house and although at times we get on each others nerves we still enjoy the togetherness and working to reach a goal.

  • These are all great ideas. I think you have to be really intentional and make time with your spouse to keep your marriage strong!!

  • Great list. I tried working out with Hubby but was too self-conscious… I know, crazy, but I was, LOL… we love to hike together, though and that is nice

  • Ever since adding twins, we keep a regular date night for the most part. We also do a lot of dishes together and catch up on the day.

  • My husband and I try to have a date night at least once a week, even if means staying at home and watching movies or going to the gym. These are wonderful ideas, too!

  • Doing errands and eating dinner together—that’s it! Hard to find time with this work!

  • Great List. Although I would love to do most of these with my husband, his work schedule doesn’t allow it. Miss those days of spending alone time together.

  • My husband and I have so many things in common. One of the reasons why we click is that I’m into stuff that most women aren’t. Mixed martial arts, for instance. 😉

  • Wonderful list! One of our favorites is to go for a walk. It gives us a chance to have a nice talk while getting some exercise and fresh air!

  • Great ideas. I agreed with you, finding ways to spend together with your love ones is very important. My husband and I find ways to spend time together by hiking, walking.

  • These are great ways to spend more time with your spouse. It is important to stay connected. Life is short spend as much time together while you can.

  • These are great tips. My husband and I work out together, go for a walk most of the times with our kids, and Friday is our mini date every week since he is off from work. IT’s important to have constant communication even on busy days.

  • Hubby and I were supposed to exercise together, but we didn’t. I’m doing it on my own, as usual, lol. I’d love if he would join in though. 🙂

  • My husband and I work a lot of opposite shifts! It is so important to remember to take out time for each other! These are all really good points, and suggestions! I will be trying them all! 🙂

  • You have a really good list here. My husband and I like to go to lunch pretty often. And we watch many tv shows together. Also we both work on the blogs together. That helps a lot!

  • These are all great ideas, me and boo try to do at least some of these a few times a month since we live in different time.

  • I really love this post. You have given some great tips here. I agree that it is more important spending time with your spouse. These ideas would definitely help all lovely couples. Thanks for sharing.

  • I think the distinction is QUALITY time together, which your ideas support beautifully. My fiancee and I have literally lived and worked together the last 8 years out of 8.5 together! From working together at a bar, to owning our own bar, we are all up in each other’s space 24/7. Now with our daughter, it seems it always Parent or Business Mode. I have personally been trying to steer us in a different direction lately and even set up a paddle boarding date for us next week while our daughter is in school! Thanks for the tips!

  • This is such an amazing list. With the crazy schedules we have now it is so easy to lose touch with your loved ones. I can’t wait to try these out with my loved ones.

  • We cook together and will also do a few household chores together. We also talk as often as we can. It’s really not too hard to find time for each other if you’re intentional and purposeful about it 🙂

  • I love the idea about going to lunch together. My husband and I have small kids, but we love taking them out to lunch on the weekends and spending good family time together.

  • We take trips a few times a year. Just the two of us for a few days. Sometimes we go on during the weekend. Sometimes during the week. We used to walk all the time. I would love to get to do that again. Seems like we talked more then. Now, he seems more interested in Facebook than anything.

  • We just took a photography class together as a “date” during the day. It was just a TON of fun, and I really recommend it!

  • All of them are great FEASIBLE ideas. Thank you for that, some of them I would have to go back to doing. We are in a “quick, quick” society and something as simple as taking a walk is almost foreign to us sometimes. Thanks!

  • the quality over quantity can apply also. My husband and I are both lucky enough to work from home, so we spend almost all of our time together and have since he got out of the Army, but you still need to make the time matter.

  • I really need to start doing better with my boo. I like the idea about doing chores together and taking walks.

  • It would be fun to exercise together especially now that there are many running programs and marathon events we can join. Going for a walk also sounds great for a breathe of fresh air.

  • Fantastic tips for any relationship, my husband and I do quite a few of these. Every night when he comes home we have a few minutes of no distractions talking time just to make sure we communicate before we go off to do our own thing. We also play play video games together regularly and have date nights once every two weeks.

  • These are some great ideas indeed for you more time spend with a significant other indeed. Me and my significant other love to take walks together and do chores together. We make a great team when we work together which I love. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Hubby and I always make it a point to spend time with each other as much as we can. We haven’t had a date night in a while but we go grocery shopping together – all the time! 🙂

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