Stealing a Night Out
As children grow, parents begin to believe they can see the light at the end of the tunnel. This works well for many relationships that need attention, but modern parents often find their children remain at home long after schooling is over. They have also found their own parents need more care, so their house remains full with children and parents. Sandwiched between these two groups is often a couple desperate for time alone. They often find their plans for a date are stymied by the needs of others, so stealing a night out could be their only way to connect on a personal level.
The daily calendar for many couples looks like an executive’s business calendar, and it often has events during the day and evening hours. Couples facing this lifestyle will be pressed into a corner when attempting to grab just a few hours alone, but pencilling in their own needs seldom works. Their parents and children will be competing for their attention, so it is best to find a way to disguise their own date as an event for work.
Getting out on time will take a massive effort, but it will be worthwhile when they are able to meet at a nice restaurant for a meal together. One of them might leave straight from work, and the other can leave from home with the excuse of meeting other parents or caregivers. If they choose a place that is convenient without being too obvious, their devious plans for some time alone could be a rousing success.
It might seem ridiculous for two adults to find they need to sneak out of their own home to get some time alone, but modern life has become very complex. The needs of others has superseded the needs of the couple in many cases, so taking any opportunity presented is important for their relationship.