20 Quick + Powerful Ways to Reconnect  with Your Spouse  Right Now

You don’t need grand gestures to reconnect with your partner. All you need to reconnect is something that’s so simple and quick even tired parents can make it happen.

For Any Time

- Give your partner a hug - be sure it's at least 6 seconds long - Say "Remember when..." and tell a funny or emotional story from earlier in your relationship - Leave a surprise note for them - Walk up behind them and give them a quick shoulder massage

For Any Time

- Wear perfume or cologne if you usually don't - or try a new scent if you usually do - Share a high-five after surviving a tough parenting moment together - Queue up "your song" and start dancing.  - Ask, "What do you think about..." and then listen to their opinion.

For Any Time

- Set the kids up with a movie, grab your spouse by the hand, and lay down in the bedroom and just talk for a few minutes with no interruptions - Send them a funny e-card - Text them the lyrics to a love song - Ask your spouse out on a lunch date - this is especially great if you can't afford a date night

When the Kids Are in Bed

- Enjoy a late dinner (alone!) together by candlelight - cheese, crackers, and wine totally count - Get a fun set of conversation starter cards and ask each other one question every night before bed - Take turns writing in a journal to each other - Play a board or card game together

When the Kids Are in Bed

- Watch a funny movie together - shared laughter works wonders - Make cookies or brownies - Write down your bucket list of everything you want to do as a couple - Grab a picnic blanket and wine or hot tea, and head out to the yard to stargaze and unwind from the day

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