So I should start this off by saying Netflix is my favorite. I hate admitting it but watching TV is one of my favorite pastimes. I love just zoning out after a long hard day. There are also so many great TV shows on Netflix right now too so that doesn’t help at all.

Tommy and I started watching Netflix together when we were dating. We would watch it every once in a while and it was really fun to have something we did only together. Once we got engaged, I enjoyed watching shows with him even more because our days were so stressful and full of planning. Turning on the TV after a long day felt like the perfect way to unwind.

Now that we are married, we have seemed to have carried this habit right into our married life. And it has been detrimental to our marriage. I realized the other day that we don’t really sit and talk in-depth about our days as much as we used to when we were dating. Don’t get me wrong, we still talk, and a lot at that. But we don’t sit down and spend hours just talking like we used to.

We also used to find things to do together more than we do now. When we were dating, we would first try to find something to do like hiking or going out for ice cream. Now it seems we turn to Netflix first.

Now that the weather’s warming up, I decided to take a break from binge watching shows with my husband. I want to go out and explore with him instead. I want to exercise with him and stay healthy. I want to get to know him more. I don’t want to get lazy now that we’re married.

I want him to know that I still love him and still love doing things with him.

Some Things I Plan On Doing Instead Of Watching Netflix

  • Going to the gym
  • Going on a hike
  • Going out for ice cream/frozen yogurt
  • Going to the movies
  • Taking a walk

Does anyone else struggle with this?
(Please tell me I’m not alone!)
What are some other ideas I can do with my husband?


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  1. Bella

    May 7, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    We sometimes fall into watching too much tv as well. We’ve limited it to only watching one hour long episode a night, or two half hour episodes – cause it really does take over if you’re not careful. I was also finding I was too tired for my evening quiet times.

    One thing my husband and I like to do is plan a three course meal and then cook it together 🙂

    1. Ashley Zinhobl

      May 10, 2017 at 11:51 am

      That’s a great idea – putting a time limit on it. I’m finding that we just turn to our phones or computers though so I will need to figure out how to be more intentional lol. I love that idea of cooking a three course meal together though. I’ll have to try that one out, thanks for sharing! 🙂

  2. Edie Emory

    May 8, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Ouch! This one stepped on my toes. You are speaking right to me, sister. We watch entirely too much TV after we put our son to bed, instead of doing some things that could further strengthen our marriage. You are not alone!

    1. Ashley Zinhobl

      May 10, 2017 at 11:51 am

      So helpful to know we aren’t alone! <3

  3. Ashley Zinhobl

    May 10, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Glad to know we aren’t the only ones haha! It just can be so hard not to fall into!

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