With us living in a society that is composed of homes in which both spouses working a full-time job is the norm, it can be difficult to spend any time with each other. As much as I love my husband and he loves me, we can go from 9am to 5pm without hearing each other's voice. Then comes the kids! Like most couples - we text each other throughout the day, but there is something about being in the physical presence of someone who truly loves and adores you! It is not uncommon to find us hiding on our deck after dinner and yelling at kids to go away because your mom and dad are off duty! We need that time with each. No matter how short it is, it helps us to be the best version of ourselves!
Spending time with someone who loves you can rejuvenate your spirit in a way that nothing else can. I know that our busy lives can make it difficult, but we all have to make sure to prioritize our time together.
I have read several pieces that provide an exact amount of time that spouses should spend together. On average the writers recommended somewhere between 15-20 minutes of time together daily.
While I do agree that we should spend time together daily, I encourage you to ignore the clock on the wall and focus more on the quality of the time. If in the moment your focus is on:
Make sure to set aside time daily to connect face-to-face with each other.
Don't focus on the quantity of time, just focus on the quality of time.
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