Rule 014 | Connection Is Easier When You Have A Good Cushion
Another mid-week quickie that features three listener questions: How-to, when-to, and why-to connect with your partner.
In this episode, we also announce the first six cities of our Marriage is Funny On the Road tour, and talk about how having a good cushion is important when setting out on any adventure.
Question One comes from Erika L. on twitter, and she asks: "How do you create space to truly be alone in a crowded city and a small apartment?"
Takeaways: It doesn't mean that there is something wrong if you feel like you want space, and extroverts need time alone too.
Question Two comes from Stacey in our FB group, and she asks: "What are some ways that you have learned to reconnect in the midst of busy schedules?"
Takeaways: We are anti-date-night, pro snapchat, and always trying to make sure we intentionally protect a special part of our day (or week) together.
Spending time together is like grocery shopping… Some people would rather go frequently in shorter trips, and others plan to make a big haul because they know it will last them for weeks at a time.
Question Three comes from Courtney M. in our FB group, and she asks: "How do you handle time apart when one person of the pair travels a lot?"
Takeaways: We're not very good at leaving each other on trips (see Episode 8), so we try make sure that re-entry is handled with care. Also, we use an app called Voxer to keep in touch while we're apart -- Total life-saver if you don't like to talk on the phone.
- What are some things that make your cushion feel fluffed?
- Describe your ideal version of daily alone time: Time of day, location, etc. Include as many details as possible!
- Date Nights... Helpful practice or way too much pressure?