Few couples make it through their life without bumps along the way. Many of them get married young, and they often begin a family without planning time for their relationship. Once the children come along, life is often chaotic. Children grow up with a wealth of social and school activities that must be attended. Climbing the corporate ladder often comes with long hours, and the couple must be prepared to attend social events for work. They believe they will finally have time for each other when the children are grown.
The truth of modern life is that, as the children are leaving, parents begin to have medical issues and move into the household. Couples have found they have simply traded one set of responsibilities for another. Setting aside a regular night for themselves is one of the few ways a modern couple can connect, and they must take this night to recharge their relationship or it will not survive.