Marriage Musings Monday: Having Time Apart
Now, don’t get fooled by the title of this post. I am not recommending that newly married couples take vacations apart or live completely separate lives on different schedules. Instead, I am suggesting that it is important for newlyweds (or anyone in any relationship) have time daily (or weekly) when each person can spend time alone.
For example, before I met Neal, I had a life filled with interests, hobbies and passions. These hobbies and interests made me multi-dimensional, and probably attracted Neal to me. (I like to think that my blogging had something to do with us getting together…Yeah, blogging is sexy.) I think it’s important for me to continue my interests and Neal to do the same, as we move forward in our marriage… alone.
If Neal wants to work on a few of his DIY projects, I let him putter around the house. And as for me, I am content blogging away or attempting to garden.
Sure, we have hobbies that we share together like travel, watching movies, cooking, or come spring/summer hiking and bicycling through Wales. But having time apart allows us to dive into something we both love and recharges our batteries.
What do you think about having time alone from your other? Does it help make the relationship stronger? Or does time apart mean you are trying to escape something in the relationship?
Just a few marriage musings this Monday!