20 Must-Do Activities to Add to a Relationship Bucket List

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Between work, kids, and everything else life throws our way, it can be difficult to maintain any sort of focus on the relationship that inspired much of the chaos in the first place. It's not uncommon to feel as though romantic partners are ships passing in the night as each person attempts to do their part to navigate the day-to-day routine. Even trying to binge watch something together on Netflix can feel like a challenge, with each person guessing who will be the first to fall asleep on the couch before the end of the first episode. Building in couple time isn't easy, but there are some ways to make it more interesting.


For starters, come up with a "bucket list" of sorts including couple activities that (hopefully) appeal to both partners. Or, add a few items that are in each person's individual wheelhouse that may just help the other feel more connected to them after giving the activity a try. That could mean hitting up a cooking class if one person is a Julia Child while the other is a would-be contestant on Worst Cooks in America. Maybe it's writing own that dream trip sans kids that feels like a far-fetched idea (but could totally happen).

Coming up with the list of activities is an activity in and of itself for two people who love each other. And try not to add too much pressure surrounding the list. Rome wasn't built in a day and accomplishing every single mini adventure won't happen in 24 hours, either. But hatching a plan is the first step to spending more time together. And that's the whole point, isn't it?

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