Sunday, April 10, 2022

How to Keep the Love Alive When You are Parents

I have been with M for almost 5 years now. To be honest, this is the longest relationship I have ever had, and sometimes, I worry if we still have a bit of romance left in us. After all, raising a teenage boy and a toddler can be quite draining. Sometimes, you just don't have it in you anymore to make an effort. 

However, this should not be the case. So, I would like to share with you some simple ways that M and I keep the love alive. 

1. Always give each other a kiss good morning, good night, or before one of you leaves. ALWAYS. 

2. Hug when you want to or when you feel like you need it. Hugs are actually one of the most intimate things you can share with your partner. 

3. Spend time with each other, even an hour a week makes a difference. Make sure that when you spend time with each other, you spend time WITH each other and not just sitting beside each other but glued to your phones. 

4. Go out. It doesn't have to be anything extravagant but go out and eat out. If budget is limited, cook pansit canton at home and have a date night at home. 

M and I took advantage of his swapped day off and spent an entire day together. We had breakfast at Army Navy and then had lunch at Cabalen. After, we watched Batman and were lucky enough to have the entire cinema all to ourselves.

It was such a blast having an entire theater all to ourselves because there were no noisy people or anyone to disrupt the movie. 

Lastly, we had dinner at Tenya where I enjoyed downing this tempura bowl. Seriously, it was so good. 

We talked, we laughed, and we had a great time just being us again. M and I. We were not parents for a day and it felt great. Of course, at the end of it, we had to go home but we went home recharged and excited to see these little ones once more.

And this is how you keep the love alive when you are parents. 

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