Make time for your primary relationship
Yes, the kids are important. Yes, you need to work to pay the bills. Yes, there’s simply no time to even think straight, let alone make time for your significant other. They understand though, right?
You guys get that life is just too crazy at the moment, etc, etc.
Well, then you won’t be surprised when you suddenly wake up one day next to a stranger and wonder where the spark went.
Emotional distance and intimacy both pitch their flags on the same landmark: your relationship’s well-being; and you get there the same way – one step at time.
Get your priorities straight and make those steps the right steps.
Make the decision to consciously make time for the person who has co-opted into your life.
If that means you have to sync your calendars and set date nights/mornings/afternoons, do it.
Switch off the devices at the dinner table…
And the coffee table and the bedside table. That goes for TV as well.
Call me old fashioned, but I think human relationships are best built through talking to each other and paying attention to what you both say … or do, in the case of the bedroom.