1. Dating & Relationships
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in our forum

Some Solutions for a Time-Starved Marriage

By

Here are some solutions for a time-starved marriage.

  • Be honest with each other about the time issues in your lives. Track a week of how you all spend your time. Evaluate time you spend with your children, with one another, on your jobs, doing chores, as a family, having fun, etc. As you examine your schedules, look for ways to trim it that will give you both a sense of hope for your future.
  • Focus more on your husband-wife relationship. Ask yourselves if you think your kids are seeing the love you two have for one another.
  • Make sure the two of you are connecting with each other each day. This can be accomplished by a long kiss or hug, a back rub or a quick head massage with a tingler, daily dialogue time, a morning snuggle, playing a game together, having some cuddle time, or taking a walk around your yard.
  • Don't put yourselves on hold, either personally or as a couple. Take care of yourself both emotionally and physically. Make time to take a walk, read a book, relax in a hot tub, laugh, listen to music you enjoy, get a good night's sleep. You will be setting a good example for your children on how to live a balanced life.
  • Say no more often to errands, chores, social activities with others, overtime, volunteer work, meetings, etc.
  • Don't watch the news every night, or read the full newspaper every day. Don't read Twitter or your RSS feed every day. They steal time from you.
  • Have at least one date night each month. Sometimes reserving the same date each month helps in not scheduling something else on your date night.
  • Send emails to each other and leave love notes around the house.
  • Find ways to make the most of every precious moment you have with each other.

Does This Describe Your Marriage?

Warning Signs of Running on Empty in Your Marriage

Suggested Books to Read

Readers Respond: Tips on Slowing Down and Recharging

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.