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The Importance of Eating Together

By December 15, 2013

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Laurie David's book about the importance of family meals is a good read and reminder during this busy season.

The book, The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect With Your Kids, One Meal at a Time, (Compare Prices) focuses on the importance of eating together for the kids, but we believe that what she has to say applies to married couples, too.

"Modern life is tearing us apart," David says, imploring that the ritual of sitting down to regular meals can improve a myriad of areas in our lives and relationships ... the conversation is just as important as the food."
Source: Zoe Triska. "Laurie David on 'Parker Spitzer': 'Modern Life is Tearing Us Apart.'" HuffingtonPost.com. 12/10/2010.

Since sharing meals together on a regular basis can help keep the two of you communicating with each other, how do you keep your family mealtimes a priority? Please share your tips.

December 21, 2012 at 10:17 pm
(1) Ana (HappyWivesClub.com) says:

For newly wedded couples, eating together is a means of getting to know more of each other every day of your married life.
Every once in a while, find time to eat together regardless of how busy your work schedule might be. This helps build intimacy, passion and deepens your love with each other. It doesn’t matter whether you eat outside or so but nothing beats a candlelight dinner at home. So romantic! :)

December 16, 2013 at 11:01 am
(2) Susan says:

Planning and cooking a meal is also a great bonding experience. You both share responsibility for the meal, and because you’ve both invested in it, you pay special attention to the food and to each other!

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