If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. ~ Jim Rohn
Taking the risk to try doing something new with your spouse can be scary, but very rewarding too.
It is scary because the outcome is uncertain. It could end up being an upleasant experience, or a pleasant one. You don’t know, at least until you try.
But even if the outcome is unpleasant, the result is not actually bad because you shared a new experience, made a memory and learned something new about yourselves together.
Try something new together this week, something just beyond your comfort zone. It is a very effective way to help you grow as a couple.
Everyone has a ‘risk muscle.’ You keep it in shape by trying new things. If you don’t, it atrophies. Make a point of using it at least once a day. ~ Roger von Oech
Ten Random Date (and Micro Date) Ideas to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing:
- Enter a chess tournament
- Go for a swim at your local pool
- Go Skydiving
- Go to a new restaurant on opening night
- Have a candlelight dinner at home
- Make cheese or chocolate fondue at home
- Prepare strawberries with fondue chocolate
- Sleep in a tent in your yard
- Travel to your childhood home
- Watch the local lacrosse team
What are you going to put your date calendar this week?
A Little Love Digest:
- “Regularly dating your spouse is important. However, to get the most out of dating you must keep things fresh, new and “exciting”.” CLICK HERE TO KEEP READING Delhi, Dating and Doing New Things by Steve Pare on Spouse Dates
- “It’s a decidedly unromantic thing to hear, but here it is: Relationships take work. The honeymoon phase, scientists say, lasts about a year, and while it’s not necessarily downhill after that, it’s also not all butterflies and sunshine — unless you deliberately chase after those things. But doing just that is not as hard as it sounds. Research suggests there’s one key way to maintain the spark: Try new things together.” CLICK HERE TO KEEP READING There’s an easy way to keep the romance alive in your relationship, but you’ll have to leave the house by Shana Lebowitz on Business Insider
“Can the “Novelty Habit” boost a couple’s commitment? Do couples who seek out exciting experiences together have a better chance at a lasting relationship?” CLICK HERE TO KEEP READING Can The Novelty Habit Boost a Couple’s Commitment? by Meg Selig on Psychology Today
- “If you’re bored with regular dating and you’re ready for some REAL fun, here are 33 adventurous date ideas for fun, active people to get out and play together.” CLICK HERE TO KEEP READING 33 Ways To Impress Your Date With Adventurous Date Ideas by Jen Stanton on Live Your Own Adventure