If your mornings are rushed, to say the least, it’s easy to run out the door without so much as a goodbye kiss. Unfortunately, for many of us, those few minutes in the morning may be all we see of our partner until much later that evening. So read on for simple ways to squeeze more couple time out of your morning routine.
Wake Up Earlier
Chill out -- we’re only talking about 10 or 15 extra minutes here. That’s the amount of time you get from hitting snooze once. So resist the urge to hit snooze and take the extra time to sit down and have breakfast or walk the dog together…or you could always have an a.m. quickie.
Don’t Start With the Heavy Stuff
Start your day off on the right note by avoiding any contentious topics (why your partner never remembers to take out the trash) or stressful updates (read: my parents are coming to stay with us for a week). Mornings are hectic enough and you don’t want to start your day off with fighting and stress, so try to keep the conversation light and save the nagging and touchy subjects for another time.
Go Over Plans
Take this time to go over your schedules for the day. Who knows, maybe you both have a light afternoon and can meet up for lunch? Or, if you know you’ll both be home for dinner, maybe one of you can plan to pick up some groceries while the other person starts cooking? Planning something for the evening will make your entire day a little better.
Surprise Each Other
If you know your partner was up late working, maybe get up a little early to pick up coffee and bagels. Or, if you have to leave before your partner’s even up and you notice it’s raining, leave a note reminding him or her to bring an umbrella. Little things like this can make a huge difference in your partner’s day and make your relationship a lot stronger.