We lost out on our date night this Friday because I was in KC, so we went out tonight. Laura and I have been married coming up on 23 years this May. It is very nice having an 18 year old to babysit, and he is FREE. We feel that it is very important to take this time out for us, especially after spending the last 18 years raising children and with a 7 year old at least another 12+ years before we even think about being empty-nesters. We have to take time out to be Laura and Lowell, not Daddy and Mommy.
As a couple we have to work on our relationship and nurture it. If you and your spouse don’t have a weekly time to get away and be yourself, I highly recommend it.
If you are in business and especially if you are in a partnership, make sure you have time each week that you or you and your partner can get away and be yourself. Get away from the business. Turn off the cell phone, pager, e-mail, and just escape. It is a much better alternative than a psychiatrist, heart surgeon, or bankruptcy judge.
Just a thought……