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Spending Too Much Time Together ?

Spending time together is an essential tool in marriage. However, as with any tool, it may not be used properly or overused.

WHAT TO CONSIDER IN EVALUATING IF YOU SHOULD SPEND LESS TIME TOGETHER

  • One of you feels like it has been too much (this doesn't mean you are spending too much time together, it just means that one of you feels this way and talking about it is a good next step).

  • One of you feels that at least some of the time you are together is preventing certain responsibilities from getting done (assumes you are spending a certain amount of time together).

  • One of you feels that there needs to be more of a balance with other interests and people who have become unimportant lately (have you become an island onto yourselves and dependent on each other to the exclusion of the rest of the world?). It's time to talk.

  • One of you have an addictive behavior that has arisen or increased recently. Time to talk.

  • One of you is not enjoying being together. The fun is missing. Do you need a defined break from each other?

  • One of you is uptight with the other. Discussion time.

  • There is an imbalance in one of your lives that is not adequately being dealt with. Perhaps there is insufficient opportunity to spend time alone, i.e., time with yourselves (assuming there is a significant amount of time you are spending together).

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