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Is Your Marriage Running on Empty?

When Was the Last Time You Put Your Marriage First?


Working parents at home in morning with baby
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Author Mira Kirshenbaum writes in her book, "The Weekend Marriage", that the American state of matrimony is all too often the victim of what she calls "Murphy's law" of marriage: "The less time you have together, the more things go wrong in your relationship."

Does This Describe Your Marriage?

  • Your life centers around your children and your jobs.
  • You are both pretty exhausted during the week.
  • Your home and life seems to move from one small crisis to another.
  • Time for romance or interacting with one another is saved for weekends along with catching up on chores around the house.

Here are some warning signs of a time-starved marriage and what you can do about it.

Warning Signs of Running on Empty in Your Marriage

Some Solutions for a Time-Starved Marriage

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