With the divorce rate in America being around 45%, and even higher (up to 60%) in Orange County where I live, I am not at all shocked that having a very time consuming, emotionally and physically intensive role like parenting could create distance in a relationship.What’s the point of getting ready to go out when you see each other every day?This is difficult to do within the walls of your home.If you are anything like me, there are literally a million things that can grab your attention instead of your spouse.
We’ve been deliberating about what would be the most beneficial for these few days away – going back and forth between fun and rest because both options are very enticing after having three children.
The big idea is this: setting aside time and space for connecting with each other that is out of the ordinary.
It is allowing yourselves time to build and strengthen emotional intimacy within the most important relationship you will ever have.
It’s a great way to reciprocate and meet each other’s basic needs.
Also, if you trade off with other neighbor parents then the child care is usually free!