These days is hard for many couples to find the time to connect with their Significant Other at mealtime due to their busy lives.
Often, they just don’t have the energy to cook healthy food and may find themselves on the couch watching the latest Netflix series, or browsing social media while eating take-away food.
When meals are eaten together in a space that facilitates conversation, couples often feel more connected.
If you struggle to find time for a nice dinner with your Significant Other each night, think of opportunities during morning and weekend meals, such as a regular Sunday brunch.
Maybe on certain nights you both can go out to eat, creating a ritual such as ‘Thai-Food Thursdays’.
Here are 3 tips for enhancing your mealtime:
𝑫𝒊𝒔𝒄𝒖𝒔𝒔 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝒅𝒐𝒆𝒔 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕: such as who buys the food, who cooks the food, and who sets the table.
𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒌 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒃𝒐𝒕𝒉 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒏𝒆𝒄𝒕: You might play some light music while eating instead of having a TV playing in the background; Give a break to your mobile while you both have dinner and intentionally think about any potential distractions and interruptions and decide in advance which ones both partners are fine with.
𝑰𝒔 𝒊𝒕 𝒂 𝒔𝒑𝒆𝒄𝒊𝒇𝒊𝒄 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒕 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒏𝒆𝒓? When does the ritual end? Is this when you both have finished eating? who helps out with the dishes? Answering these questions might help you to have a more enjoyable dinner together.