Most experts agree that spending quality time with your partner is an essential ingredient for a lasting relationship.
But with work, family and a billion other things on your plate, finding time to spend together is easier said than done. Here are a few easy ways to squeeze in more time for each other from UBCs EFAP provider Shepell:
Plan ahead. It may not be “romantic” or “spontaneous” but there’s something to be said for direct scheduling.
Debrief daily. Take 15 minutes at the end of each day to sit down with your partner and share each other’s experiences, successes and frustrations.
Turn chore time into together time. Why not crank up the music, tackle those tasks together instead, and make that “to do” list much more enjoyable?
Plug in. Use technology and your downtime opportunities to stay connected. Share a quick phone update during a coffee break or commute.
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