Time is everything when it comes to relationships: shared experience, shared-story, shared presence. Are you and your husband struggling to fit so much into your schedules that there’s little time left over for just the two of you? What happens to a husband and wife who lose the opportunity to connect in a deep way on a regular—even frequent—basis?
In this episode of the WifeSavers Podcast, “Not Enough Time for Quality Couple Time”, multi-award-winning marriage author and educator, Ramona Zabriskie, and her husband of 40+ years, Dale, answer a wife who is worried that both she and her husband are suffering from the lack of exclusive and meaningful time together.
THROW ME A WIFESAVER: “We have 2 little boys, ages 4 and 2, and I am expecting twins in just a few weeks. My husband’s schedule is crazy as is, and we don’t get to spend much quality time together. I don’t blame him for being in this position, but I do want to do whatever I can to make sure we stay connected even at this crazy time! My love language is quality time, and that’s the hardest one to accomplish right now!”
Listen and learn how to squeeze in moments that count and create the breathing space your relationship needs to survive and thrive.
Key Points in this podcast:
- Why the quantity and quality of couple interactions changes after marriage
- Gender-specific insecurities that are stirred up by the lack of regular connection
- How his employment relates to his willingness to set aside time for their relationship
- Three important reasons to prioritize quality time as a couple
- How much quality time is required to succeed in marriage
- Three ways a husband’s and wife’s definitions of “quality time” may differ
- Several specific strategies for squeezing in satisfying time for one-on-one
“How I love this podcast!! The principles, examples, and how-to information that Ramona and Dale share help me every day as a wife and in all my relationships. I rely heavily on everything they share and am so grateful for their deep wisdom and experience! ✭✭✭✭✭” Apple Podcast listener