All couples together for any length of time face periods when they sense some distance. It's normal and, arguably, unavoidable. The key, according to GALTime love and sex expert Jane Greer, Ph.D., is how you handle the crossroads where you start to take a different path. Handled properly, you can make your relationship stronger. How can you come back together? Dr Greer says, making time to be together MUST be at the top of your 'to do' list, no matter how busy your work schedules are or how many soccer games and dance rehearsals you have for the kids.
TIP TO STOP THE DRIFT: Schedule time together. It doesn't always have to be a date (though date night is a great way to rekindle the romance). Go someplace where you can talk and interact. Even if it's for a cup of coffee in the a-m or a ten minute conversation at the end of the day. Take the time to connect with each other. OR just hang out. Go grocery shopping together or do the laundry as a couple. Everyday chores are a big part of a relationship, too. It doesn't have to take a lot of time.... 'couple re-connections' just needs to be REGULAR.
Think of it this way? How will you feel about all the 'stuff' scheduled into your calendar if your relationship falls apart?
Discussion: do you worry when other couples split?