A Surefire Way to Stay Connected…Despite a Busy Schedule

We are all too aware of how busy the days are, and how that can get in the way of feeling connected as a couple.  Fortunately, there is a simple way to stay connected with your partner even when your day does not permit for quality time together.  This is accomplished by having short but meaningful interactions at four different points throughout the day. These points are: the first five minutes both you and your partner are awake, right before you part for the day, the first five minutes when you are both home, and right before you go to sleep. Contact at these points can be as simple as a kiss, an embrace, or a squeeze of a hand.

The key is to be fully present so your mind is on what you are doing at that moment and not on what you are doing next or where you are going.  A great way to do this is by making eye contact with your partner.

When couples struggle, these simple points of connection are often neglected and, consequently, the distance between them grows.  Try discussing with your partner what exchanges you already have in place at these points in the day and see if there is any room for improvement.