It's hard to make quality time with your partner a priority when life gets busy with work and kids.
But with Valentine's Day right around the corner, there's no better time to work on your relationship and reconnect with your partner.
Here are three tips on how to rediscover the fun now, and for the rest of the year:
-Learn something new together: It's easy to get bored when life revolves around routine. Keep things interesting by picking up a new skill. Learn to speak French, learn to play a new sport or take a cooking class together. Sharing in the challenges of learning is a great way to bond and build communication skills.
- Play together: Take a cue from your kids and lighten the mood with some games. Challenge your partner to a game of cards or play video games together on a console like PlayStation 3. Video games aren't just about competing - cooperative games are a great way to learn how to work together, or you can get creative by designing levels together in games such as the LittleBigPlanet.
- Go out on a date: Schedule time to go out together, without the kids. A date doesn't have to break the bank, go for a coffee and take time to reminisce about how you met, about your first date, or about your wedding. If it's not possible to get a sitter, consider meeting for a lunch date during the week.
No matter what you choose to do, make sure you focus on each other, make an effort at least once a month, and don't forget to avoid distractions like your cellphone.