Even when life's distractions take over much of your time, penciling in an hour or so every day keeps a relationship fresh and vibrant -- and it's easier than you think. Workout with your spouse each morning. If you both like running, plan your jog at the same time. Hit the gym together or take a yoga class. Bonding over a good sweat does wonders for your love.
If you're a parent, put the kids to bed at a reasonable hour. Kids need sleep and, in most cases, young children should be in bed between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Very young children need 14 hours of sleep per night [source: Kids Health]. If your kids are staying up until 10 p.m. each night, time alone quickly dissipates and, on top of that, cranky kids create strain on a marriage. Block out a few hours between 8 p.m. and your bedtime to hang out with your spouse.
Additionally, parents shouldn't feel guilty about calling the babysitter. Babysitters provide that much needed escape from parenthood, even if only for a few hours.
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