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How to Maintain a Good Marriage Relationship Even When You Feel Overwhelmed by Life

marriage tips, overwhelmed withDo you need time apart from your husband at times?

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by your marriage, the kids, and life?

I do.

Now, I’m not talking “Separation.” That’s a bit too much – don’t you think?

But I do think it’s important to get away for awhile – maybe for a day or two to rest, relax and rejuvenate. You need time to replenish your heart, mind, body, and soul.

That’s what I did last week. Over the past few weeks Dexter and I had a series of disagreements over everything from balancing marriage and money to the TV show, Scandal.

In each one of our disagreements, I often wondered who was right and who was wrong?

I couldn’t really determine this because it wasn’t about right or wrong, but about our opinions.

In many cases, even my opinions had been off track because I’d been feeling overwhelmed by marriage, the kids, writing, and the overall scheme of life.  

Have you ever been there?

For this reason, I felt compelled to take a day off from the norm of my daily routine, so I took a day off and I chose to indulge myself.

With what?

Reading, quiet time, my favorite ice cream shop, and some window shopping.

Even in this short period of time, I learned to reconsider my actions toward my husband and see where I could improve in our marriage.

What about you? Are you ready to take some time off so you can rebalance and rethink?

Consider what you can do to reduce your marriage conflict

Set a date and take a day off. Then tell me what you’re going to do to relax and rejuvenate.