This post is sponsored by TiffinTalk. All Opinions are my own.
With four kids and demanding, full time careers, my husband and I find it difficult to carve out moments for ourselves to connect. Date night has become crash on the couch night. We are happy if we are on the same couch. Or even in the same room.
The problem is we are never alone. It isn’t that we don’t want to be, but the opportunity to be intimate on any level keeps getting crushed by the day to day demands children, carpool, jobs, bills, whatever broke in the house today, laundry, and well…
We try weekend getaways. We try staycations, but we always seem to miss the mark. We still end up tied to our phones and laptops, letting the outside world interrupt our time together.
Do you remember the early days of your relationship? Those late night phone calls? The after hours, in the dark whispers about hopes and dreams, goals, even fantasies?
Just the two of you.
I can still remember the thrill up my spine when the conversation turned deeper, a little risqué even, as we got to know each other better. The moment when one of us would take a chance and say what we really felt, out loud.
Nothing can take us back to the excitement of a brand new relationship and I would never want to change the deeper love I have for my husband now, but with Heart2Heart by TiffinTalk we are able to shut off the tech and turn the talk on. And each other.
With 69 cards, because 70 just wouldn’t fit in the box, we have conversation starters to help us reach out to one another in ways we haven’t connected in years.
The cards are numbered, but can be used out of order, and each has a gorgeous image on the front. Inside are questions and statements designed to help you and your partner get to know one another all over again. There are even four blank cards for you to fill in with your own ideas.
I like to leave one under my husband’s pillow. When we go to bed at night it is a reminder to turn off the phones and invest in each other instead of work or social media scrolling that never ends. We read the prompt and take turns answering. Sometimes, the conversation sticks to the card and sometimes it turns into something even more interesting.
No matter what happens, we are talking more and we feel closer than ever.
This year on Valentine’s Day, instead of flowers that won’t last or chocolate that no one really needs, give the gift of intimacy. Of renewal. Bring the spark back to your love and show your partner how much you care.