The importance of PLAY

Episode 49 · May 2nd, 2019 · 31 mins 53 secs

About this Episode

Here’s a question for you: What was so appealing about your partner at the beginning of your relationship? Why did you want to spend time with them? And when you were together - what did you do?

Today on the podcast, we’re talking about how to incorporate more play into your relationship. How can you get back to doing more of what you loved doing with your partner when you were first together. Everyone plans on keeping that fun, playful part of their relationship intact, but then work, kids, chores, activities, stress, and really, just LIFE takes over. While we may not realize it’s happening, taking time to enjoy life often just gets pushed to the side. But that is what makes life fun - PLAY!

And playing together has some serious benefits. As Markman writes in his book 12 hours to a great marriage: A step-by-step guide for making love last, “having fun together is the greatest factor in a sense of friendship, commitment and the greatest influence overall in marital satisfaction”.

Who doesn’t want more of that? So listen in, and we’ll give you 4 ways to incorporate more play into your relationship as well as as list some ideas for some of our favorite ways to play together, and as a family.

We’d love to know - what’s your favorite way to play with/date your partner? Let us know in the comments below.

References:
Markman, H.J., Stanley, S.M., Blumberg, S.L., Jenkins, N.H., & Whiteley, C. (2004). 12 hours to a great marriage: A step-by-step guide for making love last. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass

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