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It amazes me how few couples do volunteer work together—even just occasionally. But, then again, it took my boyfriend and I a few years to do it together so, I do understand that for many couples it just doesn’t cross their mind at first. Before doing it together, volunteer work was something my man and I were both interested in, but participated in separately. And it’s not exactly like when date night came around, volunteering was the first activity that came to mind. We wanted to get takeout food or watch a movie. On Sunday afternoon, we want to clean the apartment and go grocery shopping. But one night, we packed up some care packages for a homeless community living in tents around the corner from our place and delivered them. I felt it was the best-spent time we’d ever spent together. We both felt something had changed that night. Here is how volunteering improves your relationship.

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You’ll reevaluate your spending

It’s hard to, in good conscience, continue to buy unnecessary items—items we think we need or that we think elevate our status—after helping individuals who cannot afford real necessities.

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