With spring here I thought I would share a few ways to take advantage of the fresh air, free spirits and new life that comes with the transformations of spring. Any relationship can get a fresh start at any time, of course, but it’s especially easy to consider when we’ve got all of the changes in the air and world around us.
1-see a coach or pastor. It may seem like an excessive step to seek professional help, but this can be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for to let issues that have been stewing for too long to be aired out and cleaned up. Involving a coach or other professional gives you both the safety of another set of ears and impartial opinion that a family member or friend would not be able to offer you.
2-hire an organizer. It’s a great time to get rid of stuff that’s been sitting around in your house for a really long time and is getting in the way of your relationship. You would be surprised how the clutter around your house can affect your relationship.
3-commit to a date night each week. A date night, even if it’s just 2-3 hours a week can be the start that you need to begin communications again and work through some of the issues and things that bother you both, and even more important, create time to rebuild and strengthen the bonds of love.
4-figure out your finances. This is something that everyone should do on a regular basis, but with tax day coming up quickly, it’s an especially good time to really make sure both of you know the ins and outs of your finances and make a plan for where you really want things to be in the future.
5-spend more time outside. I love being outdoors (even if I have to bring a tissue box). Getting outdoors as a couple for a weekly walk, or playing outside with your kids is important to feeling good and being healthy.
What are you going to do to grow your relationship this spring?