Hi all! New to TN and just wanted to hopefully get some advice. A quick (I'll try) backstory: DH and I have been together a little over 6 years and just got married this past August. We hit a very rough patch about 2 years ago when we both lost our jobs and money was extremely tight. Since then we have both gotten new jobs but because we were so behind on our bills, it seems like we were always playing catch up. In addition to that, we have a 14 month old little girl that we love to the moon and back.
Because of our financial difficulties, we have had to sacrifice alot. We have lost touch with some of our friends because they couldn't understand why we couldn't partake in going out with them as much as we used to. My parents watch our daughter while we both work (which is a tremendous help) and we don't have enough money to pay a babysitter. We have been handling it well but it does suck that we can't go out together to even have a dinner alone.
But now we are stuck in a rut that I don't know how to get out of. By the time I get home from work, take care of the baby and put her to bed, start cooking dinner, clean up a little, DH comes home and we eat, it's already close to 10pm. Most of the time, we just watch tv but there's not alot of interaction between us and I miss him. I try to do silly things, like play games, just play music with no tv, etc. But it seems like our lack of being able to go out and have fun together has put a damper on things. I'm desperate for suggestions! TIA