If you've been with your partner for a long time now, you know how crucial is to have time alone. Work, school, kids, and the daily responsibilities can lead us to focus on everything else and give little or nothing importance to your partner.
Sometimes we tend to think our partner have to understand... that everything goes first, even before our marriage. Of course, there are things that require to be taken care first. Of course, sexy time cannot go above going to work (because we depend on work to earn money to pay the house and cover the utility bills), or giving the kids their prescribed medications right on time (that's pretty obvious, so explanation not required).
And although it doesn't seem to be the most important thing, our happiness as a couple has a decisive role in the development of our family. If we are a happy couple, we share and try our best to make our partner happy and pleased, we will convey good feelings to our kids and our family in general.
Making the time to be relaxed, together, without having to manage problems and responsibilities, is in fact a priority. A partner is like a garden. If you expect it to bloom by itself without nourishing it, you're aiming to disappointment. Nothing good comes from an abandoned garden, just vermin and bad weeds.
If, on the contrary, you take care of your garden, nurturing it, cleaning the way, planting good seeds, watering it consistently, you'll receive a precious paradise where you can rest and breathe.
Dates -been sunny dates or date nights- are those vitamins and water your partner's heart need to be your own special sacred place.