Show of hands:
How many of you know couples who have split or struggled after the kids leave the nest?
You spend so much time, energy, and focus on those little guys while they are under the roof and then….
POOF they are gone!
*And for those of you who have little ones around, believe us when we say ..POOF. It happens quicker than you think.
Our kids are not out of the house, and we are enjoying the time we have with them, BUT we are also realizing pretty soon it will just be US.
Recently we both had a rare day off together, no kids.
We took off and headed to the Oregon Coast.
It is so easy to find the very long laundry list, literally, of things to do. We decided to pause instead.
To navigate new roads, like we will when they leave.
Chat about old times, while making new memories.
Walk arm and arm together, like we will continue to do into the future.
Are your kids still at home?
Working on Your Marriage Before the Kids Leave:
-Make sure to schedule some time together; whether they are little or older, life is busy. Write it on the calendar because it rarely drops in your lap.
-When a block of time does fall in your lap, take advantage of it. That “To Do” list will ALWAYS be there. Take care of the absolute necessities, like paying your bills, and leave the rest, like dirty dishes.
-You don’t have to go on a trip, spend a lot of money, or have a whole day to devote to your relationship. Turn off the TV for an evening and read a book together, talk about old times, put on some music, play a board game, etc.
Take some time to “salvage” what you have.
It’s never too late!
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