Well 2016 certainly didn’t fail to surprise us. From the Zika virus, to political turmoil, and the loss of many beloved icons, 2016 has dealt us some serious blows. Don’t lose all hope just yet! While many unexpected, unfortunate and devastating events took place, there were also many positive things that 2016 brought about.
I often receive messages from spouses, some asking for advice, some just wanting to introduce themselves. Recently, I received the email below. This one hit home with me because I can relate to her loneliness and struggle with mental illness. My heart truly went out to her. With her permission, I’ve included her email and my response.
A genuinely successful and happy marriage takes a lot of time and effort from both parties. But really, who has the time to sit down and read through tons of relationship books or attend a marriage seminar? Between working, household duties, and kids’ activities, it seems like there’s no time left in the day for much else. This is when couples begin to feel disconnected. Even if you don’t have children, it is easy to drift apart if your marriage isn’t at the forefront.