Whether your relationship is currently struggling or you're always looking for ways to improve it, there's no shame in admitting we can all use a little help every now and then to remember to spice things up.
According to a new study, something so simple as a monthly date night could be the secret to a healthy marriage.
Couple who leave their children, pets, tamagotchi's - ok how about we just say distractions - at home at least once a month to spend time solely focused on each other are 14 per cent less likely to split, says the study.
“For married couples, date night has a meaning,” Harry Benson, research director at the Marriage Foundation, and Stephen McKay, professor in social research at Lincoln University told the Daily Mail.
“For the typical cohabiting couple, with a little less clarity and more ambiguity about the prospect of their whole lives together, the occasional night out has less meaning. It's less intentional, simply a night out.”
The study of almost 10,000 couples, found that while increasing the frequency of date nights did not increase the chances of staying together, other factors such as education and age also come into play.
Any excuse to spend more time our loved ones is good in our books, so time to lock in a date night this weekend!