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The Fun-damentals of Couplehood

The Fun-damentals of Couplehood

The bad news is that your marriage has gone stale, but the good news is that all you need to do to freshen it up is to have some fun! A team of researchers in Colorado has found that couples who spend quality time together—just for fun's sake—have more successful marriages.

"The more you invest in fun and friendship and being there for your partner, the happier the relationship will get over time," psychologist Howard Markman, Ph.D., told USA Today. "The correlation between fun and marital happiness is high, and significant."

So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and let the fun begin! Here are some ideas for fun activities to help improve your relationship:

*Get on your dancin' shoes. You don't have to be Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire to go out and cut a rug. Check out your local Arthur Murray Dance studio for beginner classes.

* Go camping. Find out facts you never knew about your spouse over an old fashioned campfire. If you're not ready to organize your own trip, check out REI Adventures for some inspiration.

*Cook up some love. If the two of you are Bobby Flay wannabees, take a cooking class together and spend your weekends trolling local farmers markets for the best fresh produce. Later on you can steam up the veggies (and then the bedroom).

What do you and your spouse do for fun? [USA Today]

Posted: 7/16/08