Life can be so busy! Even when you try to slow it down there are so many things to handle that it can be hard to enjoy the “downtime”. Going through life at this pace, day after day can wreak havoc on a marriage leaving you passing each other by in the wind. A common feeling among couples in this situation is feeling like roommates. No one gets married to have a roommate! Getting to a place of feeling like roommates indicates that issues have gone unaddressed for way too long. The thought of adding another “to do” to your long list of activities can feel daunting, no matter how necessary it is. Instead of adding another place for you to go, it can be helpful to have some tools to implement on your own time. Here’s a great tool that can help begin the process of re-connection in your marriage. Take turns planning a monthly date night (day). Oh and don’t forget to cap it off with sex!

  • On this date night ask, Is there any need you have that I might work on meeting?
  • On this date share with your spouse “What I really appreciate about you is…”

Learn more about how to reconnect and stay connected in my book, “The Sizzle Mind: Seven Secrets to Keep the Passion Alive in Your Marriage.”

Joe Follette

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