Set aside an afternoon, evening or an entire day to recreate these memories. Bring along a camera and then compare the pictures to the ones you took on those first dates, and celebrate how far you’ve come in your relationship.Tackle a DIY project Many of us have big plans for DIY projects but we never get around to them.When my husband and I were first married, we were both working full-time and had no kids, so each week we would head out to dinner or a play or a concert or a movie . Plus, I don’t want to leave my 4 month old baby with just anyone! even if you don’t like these ideas, there are links to approximately 350 MORE date ideas at the bottom of this post. That will take care of date nights for the next 7 years! 🙂 And before we jump into the date ideas, I just wanted to share with you two things that have helped my marriage so much: This cute journal will change the way that you look at your spouse and your marriage. We have a student loan debt the size of Alaska (thank you Physical Therapy school) and can’t afford a babysitter every weekend. On our fourth date, I stabbed my husband in the heart. David retreated off the mat, chuckling in disbelief, and we laughed all the way home. Whether you've been married one year or thirty, these ideas for reinventing your marriage can help you out of your routine rut!They’ll love the selflessness of your actions and you’ll love seeing the look on their face.Go on a double date If you're a younger couple who wants to learn from an older couple you admire, or you've been married for a while and want to help newlyweds who are starting out, go on a double date!
Make up stories about the people who pass you, as if you’re writing a novel. Try to understand life from your spouse’s perspective. Find a book you both enjoy and take turns reading to each other, or each of you can read your own book in each other’s company. Lay out a blanket and have an indoor picnic – or at least some popcorn.If you’re already the risk-taking type, do something responsible, for example, pick up litter around a park or volunteer at a soup kitchen together.Try star gazing in your own back yard or out in the country. If you’re the scientific type, you might get a star map and try to identify constellations. You get the drinks, the snacks, his/her slippers, favorite game, etc. Just make sure that you alternate the favor sometime soon."Any time a couple does something together, it can be fun. So much of our conversation was about our kids that I was beginning to wonder what would happen a few years down the road, when we become empty nesters…would we even talk?But when it's really exciting, that fun gets associated with the relationship," Dr. "When you do exciting things as an individual, it has no impact on your marriage. That's exactly what many married couples face, says Dr. "After a while you don't have that much to talk about.