5 Ways to Reconnect With Your Spouse

Feeling distant from your spouse lately? Are you both so busy that you only seem to meet in passing and the idea of a conversation is more like a quick question quiz on how your day was, what your plans are and where you are going to be tomorrow? If you’re like most couples, your problem isn’t that you are fighting – in fact, you’re hardly around each other long enough to fight much less connect in a manner that promotes growth and unity.

The following are 5 ways to reconnect, even when you’re crazy busy and you feel like you are coming and going at the same time.

  • Share Coffee/Breakfast every morning – make it more than a habit – this simple ritual of starting the day off together and spending 15 minutes just being together can open the door to conversation, communication, intimacy and connection
  • Lunch together once a week – this is a great way to spend quality time one on one, especially when you have kids. If you’ve got little ones, see if a grandparent or neighbor can keep them for the hour you’re going to lunch with the spouse
  • Share the Laughter- Talking more in email than in person? Write down the details of what you need to share with your husband or wife, but save the funny stories for in person and make the time to tell them – even if it’s over the phone because laughter opens both of you up to deeper connections
  • Reassess Priorities – We all get busy from time to time, but if you are chronically too busy to connect, it’s time to sit down together and develop an action plan that puts you both back on track – together

How do you reconnect with your spouse when you’re both busy?

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About Heather Long

Heather Long is 35 years old and currently lives in Wylie, Texas. She has been a freelance writer for six years. Her husband and she met while working together at America Online over ten years ago. They have a beautiful daughter who just turned five years old. She is learning to read and preparing for kindergarten in the fall. An author of more than 300 articles and 500+ web copy pieces, Heather has also written three books as a ghostwriter. Empty Canoe Publishing accepted a novel of her own. A former horse breeder, Heather used to get most of her exercise outside. In late 2004, early 2005 Heather started studying fitness full time in order to get herself back into shape. Heather worked with a personal trainer for six months and works out regularly. She enjoys shaking up her routine and checking out new exercises. Her current favorites are the treadmill (she walks up to 90 minutes daily) and doing yoga for stretching. She also performs strength training two to three times a week. Her goals include performing in a marathon such as the Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness or Team in Training for Lymphoma research. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience through the fitness and marriage blogs.