It’s critical to nurture closeness and intimacy in your relationship, but don’t forget to maintain your own sense of independence and identity; communicate with your partner to find an appropriate balance for your relationship.
Start small. If you and your partner decide you are too connected – schedule time to do activities independently, even if just for an hour. If you and your partner decide you are apart too much – make quality time a priority by putting a weekly date night on the calendar or scheduling Saturday morning as time spent exclusively with each other. If you and your partner want something different, try adding scheduled time together and apart.
When your partner brings up an event they want to attend, instead of assuming you should or shouldn’t go, have a conversation with your partner about each other’s preferences. Decide based on the situation and what is best for a healthy balance of being together and apart.
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