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8 Ways to Use a Snowstorm to Your Relationship’s Advantage

I know you’re probably tired of hearing about the snow storm that’s swept not only the U.S. but Canada as well. It’s brought with it crazy amounts of snow, wind, and extreme cold-weather alerts, and has been an interesting way to ring in the new year. I am so thankful for my warm, safe house and for not having to go anywhere in this cold.

It’s easy to see the negatives when we talk about a snow storm, but there can be some positives to it as well. You just have to look for those small things that make the snow storm a good thing versus something we complain endlessly about. If you’ve got kids at home, they and you are probably going a little stir-crazy, but when it comes to your romantic relationship with your partner, husband or wife, a snow storm can actually be a great thing for your relationship.

  • Reasons a Snow Storm Can Be Great for Your Relationship 1 of 9
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    When it's easy to see all the bad things about a snow storm, let's take a look at some positives.

  • You get the chance to work together 2 of 9
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    Snow storms can often bring problems from frozen pipes to how to get to the store for more milk. Snow storms force us to work together to solve those problems with our partner and to learn to work better together.

  • Alone Down Time 3 of 9
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    We all need some time alone and some time apart. Snow storms can be that space you were looking for -- just temporary, but a good chance to recharge.

  • Stay Warm 4 of 9
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    You will need to get a little creative to stay warm and, well, that can mean great things at night when you're under the blankets.

  • Lots of Time 5 of 9
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    When was the last time you had a real conversation with your partner? Not just about stuff and everyday things, but your goals and dreams? These talks are great for your relationship, and when you're snowed in, there's no better time.

  • Project Time 6 of 9
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    Do you or your partner have a long "honey do" list? Well, when you're home from work and snowed in, you have time to knock those off your list. It will relieve a lot of tension of some of those tasks have been dormant for a while.

  • Fun Dates 7 of 9
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    There are a lot of fun date ideas you make not think about when you're facing a snow storm.

     

    Check out: 12 Fun Snowy Day Date Ideas

  • TV Time 8 of 9
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    Are you tired of having to wait for your partner to be home to watch the next Breaking Bad episode? Well, now you can both binge watch that TV show you never seem to have time for.

  • Exercise 9 of 9
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    Exercising together can do wonders for your relationship and with all that snow to shovel, you'll have plenty of time and opportunity to get your heart rate going.

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