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When the Holiday Rush Brings the Holiday Blues
5. When You’re Too Busy to Stop
- Don’t let the rush of activities starve your relationship.
- Do make time each day for quiet check-ins with your partner.
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Why Reaching for Each Other is Important…
Do you ever feel like ships passing in the night? Spending time around your partner, but not feeling like you’re “with” each other? Feeling like you’re just going through the motions and feeling alone?
These are signs that what you’re longing for — and missing — is emotional connection. Sometimes the extra work at holiday time pulls people in different directions.
And here are some simple things you can do to help grow back together again, even during the holiday rush:
Take time to sense and understand the longing you’re feeling. Recognize your wish for moments of connection with to your partner as a good thing — not an intrusion. It hurts to … Come Read the Rest
Feel lonely in an unhappy marriage – What to Do?
The number of married but lonely people may surprise you. In the US, 29% of married adults over 44 reported being lonely, says a 2010 national survey.
Lonely Marriage? How Does This Happen?
Loneliness creeps into relationships for a number of reasons. A couple may start out feeling secure in their love. But then work, family and life routines take over. The relationship does not get the attention it did during dating.
How do couples get terribly lonely?
- They Lose Track of Priorities: Sometimes partners are unaware that the relationship still needs special care and attention. Time for each other gets put on the back burner. Then one or both people start to feel neglected.
- They Need to Save Relationship Energy: Having demanding jobs and raising a family can add a lot of strain to a partnership. Here in the Washington, DC area, many partners both work. Careers or jobs occupy most of their waking hours. There’s just not much left over for the relationship or family. Getting paid for a high