Magazine article Working Mother

Weekend: DATE NIGHT

Magazine article Working Mother

Weekend: DATE NIGHT

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Double Your pleasure

want to add new flavor to your Saturday night dinner/movie/back by 10 p.m. routine? add another couple to the mix. "Double-dating may seem less hot than a night alone with your partner, but studies show it can be healthy for a relationship," says lori Bizzoco, founder of the celebrity relationship site cupidspulse.com. The conversation is fresh. Dinner-for-two chitchat can get same-ole same-ole. But another couple at the table yields new discussions-the virtues of a spontaneous weekend getaway, how to handle a sullen teen. Being open to new opinions on varying topics allows you to bond not only with your friends but with your spouse as well. You gain perspective. watch how the other couple interacts. Do they bicker over minor mistakes, or do they snuggle like lovebirds? observing other couples' behavior can suggest new ways to communicate, and even strengthen your marriage. …

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