There are small, but important, ways that couples can make the most of the snatches of time that exist in their days. For example, literally two minutes together each morning to share the highlights of their upcoming day is extremely helpful. Then they can close the loop in the evening with a short discussion (maybe 20 minutes) about how the day unfolded. With these two anchors in the daily routine, couples can remain connected with each other's lives.
But it’s also extremely important for each partner to have time when they can just be themselves, apart from all the demands of life. To be happy, they need to be able to express the things most important to them — their interests, values, or dreams. And they also need their partners to respond by just focusing on them, attending with warmth and caring.
Basically, couples need some quality time together. But this quality time cannot exist if there isn’t any, or much, quantity of time together. Couples may wish they could make more time because they would love to be together if it wasn’t for everything that needed to be done. But, as we all know, time is not made — we must wisely use the time that exists. So, couples need to ask themselves whether spending quality time with each other — to keep their relationship healthy and happy — is a choice they want to make.
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