Even if your marriage is solid, there’s one thing that can kill it – Time Starvation.

That’s the word from Mira Kirshenbaum, author of the new book "The Weekend Marriage". She says that couples who can’t make time for each other Monday through Friday could be in BIG trouble.

  • In today’s world, there are more dual-career couples than ever before. And because of this, spouses have less time for each other during the week. This means that the weekends become a catchall for the things they’re too busy to deal with – including their relationship. And when couples spend more time hashing out their issues than enjoying their limited time together, it puts a strain on their marriage.

  • So how can you fix this? Kirshenbaum says surprisingly, all it takes is one true connection every day. For example, wake your spouse up with a cup of coffee in the morning, or go for a walk each night after dinner. But be warned: Daily connections mean daily sacrifices. You have to be willing to reorganize your time to do this.And when you can’t be together, take some free time for yourself.

  • Kirshenbaum says that as crazy as it sounds, you’ll connect better with your spouse if you go to the gym or take a nap. Anything that recharges your battery will be good for them, too.

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