It’s time to bust that stereotype that married couples can’t have fun for good. Not only can married couples have plenty of fun - whether you’ve been married 6 months, 6 years or 60 years - there are plenty of ways you can inject a little fun into your marriage that are easy to do and will go a long way towards improving you and your spouse’s connection. Let’s take a closer look at 4 great ways you can make your married life a little more fun.
Embrace the fun in everyday moments and errands
This one may seem hokey, but embracing the fun in those everyday moments and errands that everyone has to do is a great way to make your marriage more fun without necessarily requiring grand gestures or trips. Finding ways to make the mundane “fun” will make you happier in the long run. For example, play some music while you and your spouse do the dishes - and don’t be afraid to be a little silly with those suds, although we’d recommend avoiding a full-on dishwater-and-soap battle in the kitchen.
Keep a running list of activities and other things to do together
It can be hard to think of fun things to do, especially if you feel like you’re in something of a rut. To combat this, have an active, running list of activities or other things you and your spouse can do together that you would both deem fun. This can include going to specific destinations or attractions, doing certain activities together, or even a list of everyday things like “dance around the living room to our wedding song after doing the dishes.” The sky is really the limit; if you can write it down, add it to your list!
Be open to try something your spouse is interested in
What you find fun may not always be what your spouse finds fun - and vice versa. When you’re trying to have more married fun, it’s important to be open to try things your spouse is interested in. Let’s say your spouse loves the ballet while it’s not really your thing - being open to going all out for a night at the ballet (fancy clothes, dinner reservations and all) is a great way to have a fun night out together, even if it’s not something you would ordinarily plan.
Start a “fun budget”
One of the most common complaints that married couples face when they try to make their lives a little more fun is the lack of money to do things together. To combat this, you and your spouse should start a fun budget that is dedicated specifically to adding fun into your marriage. Your fun budget can cover nice dinner reservations, theater or show tickets, and a trip to a new city, or anything else that fits into your running list of fun things to do.
Remember: marriage is a long-lasting partnership, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be complacent or boring. The above tips and tricks will help your marriage stay fun and vibrant for years to come.
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