While a joyous, special moment for couples, a wedding is a lot of work. In addition to the nitty-gritty details of choosing vendors and making a budget, it is also an emotional experience, requiring compromise and reality-setting. Planning their big day together is the first of many events in a lifetime together that require teamwork and a dedication to active, healthy communication. To ensure your relationship remains the priority over the wedding, it’s essential to find a balance between when you talk about the grand affair — and when you don’t.
Marriage experts agree that planning monthly date ideas with your spouse-to-be will ensure your connection remains strong. After all, stress is to be expected during the wedding planning stage, but it’s a slippery slope to allow it to take over your entire world. Here, a guide to blocking your calendar for these crucial recurring date nights:
On the other end of extremes is the date night where the wedding is entirely, totally, off-limits — no exceptions. Because significant life events tend to take over your thoughts, it’s easy to spend countless hours discussing your wedding. If you allow this to happen, it may rob you of your romance and your connection together. Instead, schedule a monthly date night where you talk about other aspects of your life, including hobbies, interests, the news, your jobs, your pets, and so on. This kind of date should purposely escape from the wedding planning stresses and be more light-hearted, fun, and focused on bonding, explains psychologist Dr. Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D. “By deliberately having a breather away from planning their wedding and the stresses related to that, the couple can recharge and be even more unified,” she says.
Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D. is a Psychologist in Los Angeles California. To read the full article “5 Monthly Dates You Should Be Planning With Your Future Spouse” visit weddingwire.com.