A great way to keep the marriage exciting and fun is to go out on a date. Many married couples complain that dating is not an option because it is too expensive. However there are many inexpensive things a married couple can do that is fun. To get an idea what are some fun and inexpensive date ideas for married couples, I have interviewed therapist Victoria Zurkan.
Tell me a little bit about yourself:
“My interest in psychology started off when I had a mentor in her early thirties who had a psychotic break. The idea of someone losing their mind both scared and fascinated me. I lived in Europe many years I received a MS in Health Psychology from a university in London. After I returned to the states, I moved to Los Angeles and followed up with a MFT license so I could start my own practice. I currently have a private practice in San Francisco and work per diem at a hospital in the Behavioral Health Department.”
What are some common reason’s married couples stop dating each other?
“Relationships can fall apart for many reasons. One of the biggest causes for a failed marriage is lack of communication and chronic resentment. Since we live in a society where most people have little time to relax, it is important to set time aside to create some fun and intimacy. This is where a “date night” in a marriage could be useful.”
What are some inexpensive date ideas for married couples?
“Art opening are a fun way to go out, see art while sipping on free wine and snacks. Museums also usually have a free or discounted night once a week. Couples that share an interest usually have stronger bonds. There are actually many free activities available in most communities and it just takes time and a little research to find them. Some other fun ideas are going to farmer’s markets, taking hikes, picnic at the park, and maybe even taking a yoga or dance class together.”
What last advice would you like to leave for a married couple that would like to get back to the mode of dating each other?
“Last bits of advice I can offer are not to let resentments build up by keeping a clear line of communication flowing. Set time aside to enjoy each other’s company and not take one another for granted. Bring something new to talk about to the relationship by managing one’s own physical and mental health and learning new things to share.”
Thank you Victoria for doing the interview on inexpensive date ideas for married couples. For more information on Victoria Zurkan or her work you can check out her website on http://www.zurkan-therapy.com/.
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