Well, you have a bit of a plan in place, so that's good. Definitely work on the date nights. My DH and I are feeling that ourselves.
I have issues asking for help as well.... but am slowly getting better at it. It has made a big difference to how I feel. I hope you can find a way to work on that and it starts to help you too.
Canberra is supposed to have lovely weather this weekend. You'll have just missed Floriade, but hopefully that means there aren't as many people around! If you're a tea drinker and feel like splurging, I highly recommend the high tea at Adore Tea in Gold Creek. You need to book it in. It is worth every cent.