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Just the Two of Us


Tip 292

It’s You and Me, Babe

Look through your family photo albums and you’ll usually find thousands of pictures of the kids and thousands of pictures of the kids with one parent in the photo. Of course, that’s because the other parent is usually holding the camera.

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Having fun as a family is paramount to having fun in a marriage. However, like it or not, the kids will grow up, make their own families, and someday, it will be just the two of you again getting acquainted in an empty nest.

That’s one of the reasons it’s so important to keep thinking of youselves as a couple and not just as parents with a family.

A unique birthday or anniversary gift for your spouse is to comb through your photos for all the ones with just the two of you in the photo. Usually there are a few from the dating years and early marriage, but after families start having children, it can be tough to find photos of just you and your spouse.

Use a photo album a little more romantic than a general family album (there are more to choose from around Valentine’s Day), and put all the photos you like (or can find) of just the two of you into the album.

It’s not that you are trying to leave out your family, this album is a loving reminder that you are and always will be there for each other as a couple.

What do you think? What ways do you think of yourself as a couple and not simply someone’s mom or dad?

~ Glenda (gj)

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4 Comments to

“Just the Two of Us”

  1. Avatar February 16th, 2011 at 11:38 am Tina Says:

    Glenda, I agree with this.. Now that Andy is gone.. I see no pictures of us as a couple except a few.. Miss him but can’t change that mistake.. So yes highly recommend pictures to be taken with spouse and self together lots.. for your memories.. too..

    You never know when it will be your last… God bless all.
    in loving memory of my husband Andy…

  2. Avatar February 16th, 2011 at 12:42 pm admin Says:

    Tina, you sure make an excellent point. I’d not even thought of losing a spouse to tragedy or disease. Thanks for pointing that out. That really makes it doubly important.

  3. Avatar February 21st, 2011 at 11:29 am Dreamer Says:

    This is a great idea. I realized that we don’t even have many family pictures with both of us. Guess we need to start asking strangers to take some pictures instead of me always being behind the camera.

  4. Avatar February 21st, 2011 at 10:45 pm admin Says:

    And I can relate. I noticed this a few years ago when I was trying this very kind of album for Jack. I was always the one holding the camera!

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