A paradox that I often talk about with my patients is that healthy relationships are often one of the biggest contributors to our sense of mental health and emotional wellbeing, and yet oftentimes what we find ourselves doing is actually taking our relationships for granted. So it can be really important to recognize that if our relationships are meaningful to us, we have to prioritize and make time for them. This can look different for every couple. Some couples might just require a 10 or 15 minute check in at the end of the day. Other couples might enjoy a once a week date night, and some couples might take a yearly trip together. What works for every couple is different, but the principle of prioritizing our relationships when that's what's most important for our overall sense of wellbeing is really important.
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