At first I could not understand why this women did not believe in date nights. How odd? As I read on it really started to make sense. I have to admit by then end, I actually agreed with her.
Although, I do still believe in date nights, and wished I would have stressed this more in my younger years. It is important for couples to make time for each other. It is so easy to get caught up in raising children, and just plain being busy living life. It is easy to forget who you are as a person, as well as a couple.
The point of the story was to work hard to make a place for each other in your daily lives. Do not wait for the date night, out at a restaurant, at the movies, or whatever you decide to do. Take time after you put the children to bed. Maybe have a candlelight dinner, just the two of you. Not just occasionally, but make that the norm. You can discuss anything during this time. It does not all have to be about romance. At least you are talking, right?
Also, it is important to have your own space too, right at home. Not all time has to be spent together doing something. It is okay to be on your own too.
Respect each other, always. It is okay to go to bed mad. Often, once you calm down and get your rest, things look so much differently. How you might have handle the situation at the time, may not have been the best way. It is much better to handle problems when you have a clear mind.
Relationships are not easy. There are many stages that you will go through as a married couple. Take the time to work it out, before jumping out. No one ever said it would be easy, right?