Help us turn off our TV
October 1, 2005 4:29 AM Subscribe
How to pass time enjoyably with my wife?
posted by anonymous to human relations (23 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
My wife and I have somewhat drifted apart in the last few years. Many of the activities that we used to enjoy together are less practical now that we have busier schedules and a toddler. We see each other mainly in the evenings for just an hour or two after our child is down to bed. Typically she reads and I work on the computer, or we may watch TV together, and that's about it.
She raised the issue, which I agree with, that this way of non-interactively passing our time isn't conducive to the intimacy that we both want and miss. But neither of us has an idea of what to do instead. Our interests have diverged over time (I'm an engineer and she studies permaculture), but we love each other deeply and are willing to meet in the middle for our time together. We want to find games, crafts, projects, or other activities to while away the hours enjoyably and in a way that brings us closer together. Help!