When we are single people put so much emphasis on alone time. Spend time with yourself, explore new hobbies or simply enjoy moments where you don't have to cater to others. Whether its to grow individually or simply past the time its wonderful advice, Bask in all things you because honestly most of us don't do that enough.
Now this is clearly a given when you are single, but somehow we forget the value of alone time once we are in a committed relationship. All the "I's" turn to "We" and the "Me's" turn to "Us" in such a beautiful form of total completeness. While this is to be understood; the importance of self care and alone time is at an all time high. So many relationships burn out so quickly because, simply put, you spent way too much time together.
Have you ever been in a relationship or heard someone speak on their relationship and the couple NEVER did anything outside of one anther? I'm not saying going out together, but every single task of the day they are accompanying one another?
Whew. I am drained thinking about it.
While being in love is beautiful, especially during the honeymoon phase you owe it to your partner and yourself to spend time a part. You will thank me later!
One of my favorite ways to do this in a respectful manner while still loving up your partner is to simply ask first.
This may sound dumb to a few, but honestly when done properly and lovingly it can actually be so rewarding. Your partner will appreciate you respecting their time and mental space which leads to more love shared. For example;
If you partner is in the shower and you want to join, simply ask before barging in.
They could have had a long day and want to unwind, relax and clear their mind alone as to avoid any arguments as a result of the day. By simply allowing that time, they were able to wind down and bring a warm and welcoming face forward.
If your partner is off a day from work, instead of