23 Jul Date Nights for Parents: 16 ACTUALLY GREAT DATE IDEAS IN BOSTON
As we read in The Atlantic article, parenting puts “an enormous strain on the central relationship in the family- the relationship of the parents.” Research has shown that parents do not communicate as well with their partners as they did during their pre-child relationship, and unfortunately, negative feelings can even outweigh positive feelings. As tired as we may be, parents need to make a commitment to nurture their relationship. Every relationship is different- for some a walk together in the woods can cultivate positive and intimate feelings- for others, a movie or special meal does the trick. Following is a fun article providing suggestions for date nights in the Boston area. Before you say, “we can’t afford dates out”- take a look at the list! Some ideas are completely free. And, in terms of the lack of babysitters or child care- why don’t you turn to a TLC classmate and offer free babysitting for one another?