It’s so easy to take your significant other for granted. After some time together, the heart eyes that you had in the beginning of a relationship go away. Now you can see who they really are—their flaws, imperfections, and all the annoying things they do. I am extremely guilty of this. Everyone knows I love my husband, but I have noticed that I complain more than I compliment.
Lately I have been so wrapped up in the routine of life that I haven’t stopped to see... him. All that I seem to notice are how the dishes aren’t done or the laundry isn’t folded. I can only focus on my daily responsibilities that seem to keep piling up. Unfortunately, my relationship has taken a backseat to everything else.
For spring break, my husband and I took a trip that brought back feelings that I had in the beginning of our relationship. There were no distractions... no work, no chores, no responsibilities. And for the first time in months I saw the funny, handsome, attentive man that I fell in love with. We laughed, talked, played, and genuinely enjoyed spending time together like we used to. Now I see why it is so important for couples to have alone time. I realized that we stopped dating each other for a while... We stopped connecting. Sure we have sex, but we didn’t take the time to truly communicate and appreciate each other’s presence. From now on, we will make an extra effort to break away from our routines sometimes and focus solely on each other.
Whitney is currently an exhausted teacher, a loving daughter, an annoying little sister, and a devoted wife. :-)