005: How to Connect with Each Other When You’re Busy Taking Care of Everyone Else

One of the reasons behind conflicts among couples is the disconnect that falls on their relationship. There’s a dominant dynamic relationship pattern where most of the interaction is now centered around their responsibilities. They’re busy trying to get kids off to school, do the laundry, clean the house, and do so many other things they need to take care of. 

In other words, couples interact more over the tasks of married life and family life, and they spend much less time just being a couple. They have forgotten to connect and talk about nothing else other than each other.

And so, it becomes difficult for couples to manage this and turn toward each other when it feels like there’s too much to carry. The problem is they don’t know how to shift their attention from other people into connecting with each other. 

In this conversation, we discuss the five symptoms of this kind of relationship, what’s not working, and how you can start making some changes in your relationship as a couple so instead of connecting outwardly, you begin prioritizing your connection with your partner. 

Our quick script for today then is on how to strengthen your connection with your partner and shift your attention from “others” to “us” in your relationship.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • The five symptoms of the problem
  • Bad habits around connecting outwardly and not prioritizing our connection with our partner
  • Ways to shift out of a task-oriented mindset into a relationship mindset
  • The five don’ts when tuning into your partner
  • A quick script on connecting with your partner and shifting your focus onto each other

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