We’ll just come out and say it: our sex life has been bad lately.
There’s a fear we don’t talk about much: a growing realization that we may not get to realize every dream. It complicates timelines.
When transitions disrupt our schedules and routines, the first thing to go is usually couple time, which may seem more expendable than work or errands or household chores. And partners react to the stress of transition in different ways.
We sometimes meet people who can’t wrap their heads around the idea of a marriage devoid of gender roles.
We’ve learned to balance this tug of war between intimacy and independence by first filling up our emotional bank accounts and then speaking our needs out loud.
Knowing how your partner receives love and what they need to repair from conflict is like having a secret weapon tailored just to them and their happiness.