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50 Free Things to Do for Your Marriage This Spring

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At last! The ground is thawing, bunnies are crawling out of their dens and spring is in the sweetly scented air. Here, 50 free and fabulous ways to celebrate your partnership this season.

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1.

Read a book out loud to each other

Instead of watching TV every night.

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Start a daily (or weekly) journal 

That you can read together in 10, 20, 30 years. 

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Slow dance in the living room

Or your know, swing dance (whatever suits you).

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Turn your bedroom into a massage parlor

Bonus points for heating some stones and making it fancy.

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Take a leisurely bike ride

If you want to be a cheeseball and ride on their spokes, go for it.

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Whip your garden into shape for spring

Because nothing says romance quite like couples weeding.

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FaceTime with your favorite out-of-town friends

Who says you can’t hang with Tom and Casey like you used to?

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Have a movie marathon at home

Spring-themed titles optional.

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Go on a long hike

Check out the nature coming back to life.

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Turn your kitchen into a wine bar

Pick a bottle you’ve been saving, then do a tasting where you compare notes.

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Go 'antiquing'

Aka go rummage for cool, old crap at your local flea market.  

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Plan a day drive

Plot out your rest stops, lunch spot and make a killer playlist.

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Write little love notes

And sneak them into your hubby’s pockets.

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Take a long shower together

Because it’s damn sexy. And eco-friendly.

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Have an al fresco lunch in the park

Fridge-foraged picnics, FTW.

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Call each other midday

Ya know, just to say I love you.

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Go for a run on a gorgeous morning

No pressure, guys—power walks work, too.

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See some art together—and critique it

Seek out a free gallery opening or museum day.

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Feng shui your furniture

A new setup can lend a whole new outlook, honest.

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Declutter all your junk

Because hoarding is a turnoff.

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And have a garage sale with any castoffs

Woohoo! Funny money!

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Bring each other coffee in bed

To start the day on a sweet note.

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Make out

For a long time. Like, teenager-long.

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Have a sexy text exchange

Just don’t leave your phone where your boss can see it.

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Trade off cooking dinners for each other

While the other reads and drinks wine on the sofa.

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Play a yard game

Like croquet or badminton (gingham outfits optional).

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Share a cup of afternoon tea

It’s OK if it makes you feel 97.

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Go for a chilly, early-season swim

...or maybe just dip your toes in.

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Play tourists for the day in your town.

Pop into shops and snap selfies at landmarks.

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Take a luxurious afternoon nap

When was the last time you snuggled and snoozed together during daylight hours?

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Try some gentle yoga

Take an app or online tutorial for a spin.

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Volunteer together

At your local soup kitchen or animal shelter.

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Play Rummy

Or, you know, Spit.

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Write out a big ol’ bucket list

Hopes, dreams, skydiving workshops.

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Start planning your next big trip

Make a Pinterest board or Excel spreadsheet to doc your ideas.

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Watch the sunset somewhere pretty

Like at a local park or waterfront.

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Send your S.O. a Valentine

February, schmebruary.

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Stargaze in the backyard

With cozy blankets and a mug of cocoa for two.

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Play hookie

And spend the day lounging in the sun…or streaming a double feature.

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Pop by an open house

Write fake names on the sign-in sheet and fantasize about your future dream home.

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Crash a local college's game day 

And get nostalgic about your early days of courtship.

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Read a long-form article each week

And discuss together over Sunday dinner.

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Invite your friends over for a trivia night

“BYO wine, thanks, guys!”

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Meditate together

Start an app (in the mornings or evenings) and clear some head space.

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Explore a new neighborhood

And troll it for home and garden inspiration.  

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Dye Easter eggs with everyday ingredients

The couple that crafts together stays together.

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Stroll through a farmers’ market

And nosh on all the free produce samples.

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Test-drive your dream car

Go ahead: Take the Tesla for a spin.

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Look through old photos

And have a good belly laugh. (R.I.P. hemp necklace.)

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Have sex somewhere 'scandalous'

Like in the car or—gasp!—on the kitchen floor.