Health & Well-Being

Time Together and Time Apart

Also, if we agree to participate in our partner’s activity, we have to do it willingly and act as though we’re interested. This is a form of emotion work, the art of presenting yourself as involved even though you might not be, because you want to make your partner happy. If we act bored or disinterested with a partner’s activity, we not only take away their enjoyment, but that same attitude is likely to be reciprocated when it’s our turn to pick an activity.

Marriages also require that each partner has time for themselves. That’s how we can maintain our individual identities, have opportunities to do things we like, and feel like we have some control over our lives. Alone time can actually help to keep a relationship fresh and less stressful, and gives partners something to talk about.

How much personal time is optimal varies from couple to couple. What’s most important is that spouses agree how much time they want together and apart. Here, perceptions are more important than the actual number of hours. Even if couples spend very little time together or apart, the relationship is fine if that’s what they both want. If each partner has different perspectives, however, the amount of time together and apart can be a source of conflict. For some partners, too much together time can be suffocating, while for others too little can make them feel insecure and isolated.



Are you enjoying AgnitusLife.com?
Give us a LIKE and SHARE With Your Friends Now!

Our Mission

Agnitus: (Latin) — Recognition, acknowledgement.

We are committed to the idea that those of us in our mature years have a long way to go. We have the resources of time and money — but also a sense of purpose. We still want to explore, pursue new paths, and create new adventures; we celebrate our lives rather than just muddle through them. Agnituslife.com strives to be a dynamic platform that provides information you won’t find anywhere else, and that will help you continue to expand your horizons.

Stay up to date at Agnitus Life

See all the latest on "Bringing Excellence and Excitement to life after 60"!

Copyright 2018 | Created by AgnitusLife.com | Powered by Fortyo5 Inc