You treat date night as a nuisance
You can get turned around about your priorities. The rest of your life demands your time—your friend is asking you to come to the play she’s producing, and you missed the last one, and your boss is strongly encouraging you make that networking happy hour hint hint you’d better—so when your partner asks, “When are we having date night?” You groan. You roll your eyes. You see your partner as one more person demanding your time. You stop realizing he’s your partner and this is the point of life. It’s the other stuff that’s getting in the way of date night: not the other way around.