This past weekend, Brady and I celebrated 3 years of being together! We both agreed that after our social (Manitoba is the only place in Canada that does socials; they’re like a fundraiser for a wedding), we needed to have a relaxing weekend so the perfect place to do that was at a hotel!
We booked a fancy hotel because we’ve never been to a fancy one before. At this hotel it had a nice romance package with wine and chocolate covered strawberries which was a nice touch.
We went out for dinner at a place that does home style mac and cheese and it was amazing!! Both of us are really busy so it was nice to sit down for dinner without being on our phones or watching tv.
Back at our hotel, we drank our wine, went to the pool and relaxed. We spent most of the time just talking to each other for hours and I think that’s one of my favourite parts about our relationship. You’d think that since we’ve been friends for so long that we would run out of things to say but it rarely happens!
I can’t stress enough with how important it is to go out on dates with your significant other. No matter how long you’ve been dating, whether that be 1, 2, 5, 10 years, there should always be a time for a little romance. Now I’m not saying you have to go out on dates twice a week (that could get pretty expensive), but make sure you’re making time for each other. If you can’t remember the last time you both went out for a date, then its time to plan something!
So many times we get caught up in our lives and forget the romance that used to happen during the honeymoon stage and we use the excuse “oh we don’t go out on date very much because we’ve been together for so long”. There should never be excuses! Or at least I think so anyway. Even after 3 years of being together, Brady and I always try to plan a date at least once every week or every couple weeks.
In my opinion, maintaining a bit of romance in a relationship is key for a healthy one. If you don’t have time for a date, even leaving a little written message or doing something nice for your significant other maintains that romance! For example, one of my fave romantic gestures is when Brady vacuum’s the whole house after I said I would do it when I came home, I know this isn’t traditionally romantic but for me it makes me appreciate him and appreciate our relationship.
I hope for those of you reading this and if you have a significant other, you’re inspired to do a nice gesture or even plan a date with them to show them how much you appreciate your relationship together.
Relationships are by no means easy and that’s why it’s key to have romantic moments and to have an appreciation for that relationship to make them long lasting.