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Set Aside Time Each Week

By October 24, 2009

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The blog Dumb Little Man recently featured an article "How to Be Your Own Life Coach and Save Some Cash." Some of the ideas could be helpful to married couples, too.

The idea of setting aside an hour each week to talk with one another about your "goals, dreams, ambitions, and problem areas" is terrific. This type of sharing yourself is vital to having a healthy and intimate marriage. Remember to share your feelings, too.

Ali Hale wrote "There's absolutely nothing stopping you from blocking out an hour in your diary, every Sunday afternoon (or whatever time you pick). I know you're probably thinking "I'm too busy" or "But what if something comes up?" If you make a genuine commitment to yourself [think to your marriage] that you'll keep that hour-long appointment, the time will be there! There are 168 hours in a week. Surely you can invest just one of those in your own personal [marital] development!"

Her suggestions about timed writing and having a question and answer period are good, too.

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March 10, 2014 at 11:13 am
(2) Mikk says:

I couldn’t agree with you more about setting time aside to have an intimate conversation with your spouse. This is something my wife Denise and I do regularly. We have a stand in babysitter that comes every Saturday. We go have fun… talk … reveal our fears and aspirations for life and after doing so are so much more connected then we were before. The hectic life of being parents and making a living really can drain a marriage so it’s so very important we take some time to connect with our spouse. Your post was short and to the point but hopefully it along with my comment makes an impact on someones marriage immediately.

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