You don't have to put on a giant extravaganza every time you go on a date. "Date Night" can easily turn into "Fight Night" if either partner feels pressure to meet grandiose expectations. Try something small so there's less pressure.
Go on a date with your man when you both have a spare hour on your hands. That does happen at least once a week, so there are no excuses.
This "rockinmarriage.com" article talks about how one couple started going on one hour mini dates and how it helped them reconnect and prioritize their relationship.
"We hadn’t had an evening out in several weeks, despite several tries. But one afternoon, we found ourselves with an hour to kill before picking the kids up from their grandparents. We decided to stop in at the Starbucks nearby and we accidentally had a wonderful date.
We laughed, we talked, we drank some much-needed coffee and when we left, Cathy remarked on what an unexpectedly great time we’d had. Simultaneously, we both realized that it was because there was no pressure, no expectations."
Tweet this to your man now! - Heather Books