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It's a holiday weekend! So in that spirit our topic on Monday will be vacations, dates and other times away. Here are some questions to ponder this weekend:
Do you take vacations as a family, with just your husband, or both?
We do not have a "family" besides ourselves. Vacation is definitely myself and my hubby.
What are those vacations like? Do they wear you out or refresh you?
Both. It's refreshing to spend time together, uninterrupted, and relaxing. At the same time, all the usual here and there of vacations and traveling definitely takes its toll.
Do you schedule regular date nights? If so, do you talk about your children (if you have them) or have a children-free-conversation rule?
We have "date nights" often, at least once every other week, but most often once per week. Sometimes "date night" is dinner at home followed by watching some tv. Other times it's a dinner out... venture into the city... Sunday afternoon drive... the ideas are endless. We are usually looking to do something on a budget. Again - no children so that doesn't apply.
Do you have family out of town and if so, how often do you visit them? Is it stressful or relaxing to visit?
We most certainly do have family out of town. As a matter of fact, they are just too far between to make it easy. We are in PA, his Mom is in Northern KY, his Dad in NC, his one sister in Eastern KY, another in California, and I have a sister in NE PA. We do try to travel to see them all, but our visits are few. Much of our "vacation time" is definitely time to visit family. Most of the time it is relaxing.
How do all these things affect your marriage relationship?
Date Nights are a plus. They help us stay connected. Traveling is good too as it forces us to spend hours together at a time. (not a bad thing mind you!) Visiting family is good, but reminds us of our individuality. We are our own family.