Has the romance gone out of your marriage? Have you both settled into a routine wherein conversation and late night cuddling has become a thing of the past? What you both need is a night to yourselves. Go on a date with your husband!

Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that can rekindle a romance. It’s time to remind each other how much you loved being together, how much fun you had, and how many romantic nights you spent walking in the park or strolling along the city streets hand in hand.

The fire may not have dwindled, but the spark which lights the fire may have been worn out. Go out on a date with your husband. Let him arrange for a baby-sitter if you have children, and then begin the following sequence of events:

He reserves a room at your favorite hotel. He calls you from work and asks you to be ready at 8 o’clock on a Friday evening. He tells you to pack a bag for the weekend. “Don’t worry about my clothes,” he says, “I’ve already taken care of that.” When Friday arrives, he shows up in a rented convertible similar to the he drove when you first dated. The excitement is building. He takes you to the hotel and you both check in. When he opens the door, you find it’s the honeymoon suite. A bottle of wine and red roses are conspicuously placed on a table as you walk in. Your favorite music is playing in the background. Your weekend of love has begun.

Sound too corny? Well, take note. This is the time for you and your husband to become reacquainted again. There are no distractions, phone calls, kids yelling for your attention, just you and your beloved embarking on a journey of self-renewal. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? Right out of a romance novel.

It is the simple things in life that can rekindle a romance. While you can change the events of this scenario in any way you choose, the effects are still the same. So often life gets in the way, and there is a disconnect between who you were then and who you are now. Thus, family responsibilities, work, and kids all play a part in putting aside the romance for the sake of the family. Keep your romance alive and date your HUSBAND.

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Whether you spend a weekend or a few hours together, plan regular date nights with your spouse. Not having the time to have those talks you used to have, or take walks like you did when you dated, these are memories which you can never duplicate, but you can certainly take the time to create new memories.

So go out on a date with your husband and reconnect.