If you and your partner are feeling ambitious, try taking a cooking class together. Side by side, you are sure to give and receive many touches. Make it a point to be close and have fun. If you would like to find a class near you, try this website (click Cooking, then Couples Cooking). Bon appétit!
101 Conversation Starters
Shared meals are perfect opportunities to spend Quality Time with your loved one(s). Make plans to sit down together, put away mobile devices, turn the TV off, and engage in good old-fashioned conversation over a meal. If you need some prompts to get the conversation rolling, here are a few resources to get you started: 101 Conversation Starters for Couples, 101 Conversation Starters for Families.
This Unplug Box makes a great gift for those who love Quality Time with others.
The 5 Love Languages® of Children
The #1 New York Times bestselling The 5 Love Languages® has helped millions of couples learn the secret to building a love that lasts. Now discover how to speak your child’s love language in a way that he or she understands.
One dialect of Quality Time is sharing experiences together. Plan an excursion to sky-dive, trek to Machu Picchu, or sail in the Carribbean—whatever you decide, endeavor to enjoy every moment together.
Love Song Couples Getaway
Give the gift of relaxation in an exotic destination. The Love Song Couples Getaway is a fun and memorable experience for couples who want to grow closer. Dr. Chapman would love to meet you in Kauai in 2021.
An outdoor heater will allow you to spend time outside together as the weather gets colder.
When was the last time you called up some friends and invited them to meet you for therapy? No, not that kind of therapy . . . I’m referring to therapeutic salt caves. Not only will you and your friends enjoy time together, but it could also improve your health. If money is an issue, check your local Groupon for discounts.
Get some quality time together by taking your friend or spouse to AIRE baths—a very cool and relaxing spa and/or massage experience you can have together!
If your spouse loves a show like Bake-Off, make one of the signature recipes together! Gather all the ingredients ahead of time and then present the invitiation in a card or note.
Board Game Dress Up
Board games are a favorite pastime for many families. Break away from the norm and try something different. For example, the next time you have a game night of CLUE®, have each person dress up as their character.
The 5 Love Languages® of Teenagers
In this adaptation of the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages® (more than 13 million copies sold), Dr. Gary Chapman explores the world in which teenagers live, explains their developmental changes, and gives tools to help you identify and appropriately communicate in your teen’s love language.