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Why Personal Space Is A Good Thing in Marriage - Mindful

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Why Personal Space Is A Good Thing in Marriage - Mindful
We all need emotinal space and personal space. Nate Klemp and Kaley Klemp make the case for creating a little breathing room—even in intimate relationships.

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Personal Space In Marriage

Personal Space In Marriage
  • Many couples had their relationships going on pretty well thanks to the numerous distractions outside the relationship, as they used to be physically apart due to business trips, or outings with friends or colleagues.
  • This all changed courtesy the lockdowns when couples were forced to be together all the time.
  • To further complicate the problem, couples are not getting mental space due to the noise and distractions that go on all day.

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Space Is Essential

Space, paradoxically, is essential for building a robust relationship filled with love and intimacy.

Couples feel a heightened sense of connection and love when they have adequate space, and a lack of the same results in conflict, resentment and stressful situations.

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Creating Space In A Relationship

  • Physical Space: A partner can ask to be left alone to read a book, or go for a walk alone with earphones. This ‘aloneness’ hour rejuvenates and refreshes both the partners, making better connections possible.
  • Mental Space: Make life slow, manageable and minimalistic by creating space around your own thoughts. Yoga, daily meditation and mindfulness can help us create space inside our minds at an atomic level. This leads to better engagement and attraction with one’s partner.

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When you talk with someone in person, notice the posture and body language of the other person. Focus on the tone in their voice. Consider the meaning of their words.

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Take two minutes right now and list what would most benefit you. It could be taking 15 minutes to decompress after work. Or to have a few hours a week to read a book. Or even guitar lessons.

Highlight what sticks out to you the most on your list. Then decide what top few choices are suitable for your available time and finances.

Communicate your needs

To have a successful and productive conversation with your partner about your needs and desires:

  • Timing is everything. Set a time aside together that is free of distractions, relatively peaceful, and not when you are overtired.
  • Remember, you're on the same team. Handle the conversation with gentleness and without criticism.
  • Actively listen. To encourage understanding, don't just listen to respond. Truly try to understand how your partner feels.
  • It's about giving and taking. Relationships are about mutual understanding, compassion, and sacrifice.
  • Do regular relationship checkups to foster connection and open communication.

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We think we need things that we don’t really need, and by not buying such stuff we make room for things we truly need.

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Create Space: Travel Spontaneously

The more things we have, the more rooted, anchored or grounded we become to where we are.

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