The Busy Years


The Final Straw

When responsibilities become overwhelming, relationships that have not been nurtured do not survive. Couples who have let their personal time be taken over by their...


Reclaiming a Social Life

People who have been married for years develop habits when it comes to their social life, but they often find this does not help them...


Stealing a Night Out

As children grow, parents begin to believe they can see the light at the end of the tunnel. This works well for many relationships that...


Rediscovering Each Other

There are couples who have failed to nurture their relationship, and their private lives become a battleground. They stay together because it is too expensive...


Reclaiming Adulthood

Married people with children often find their life revolves around the activities and scholastic needs of their children, and they tend to forget it is...


Little Ways to Rekindle the Romance

When a couple is beginning to see their children move out, they are now subject to the whims of being near the top of the...


Living a Fantasy Life

Economic factors are often a driving force in people's lives and relationships. Couples who cannot afford divorce will live together, but they no longer connect...

Few couples make it through their life without bumps along the way. Many of them get married young, and they often begin a family without planning time for their relationship. Once the children come along, life is often chaotic. Children grow up with a wealth of social and school activities that must be attended. Climbing the corporate ladder often comes with long hours, and the couple must be prepared to attend social events for work. They believe they will finally have time for each other when the children are grown.

The truth of modern life is that, as the children are leaving, parents begin to have medical issues and move into the household. Couples have found they have simply traded one set of responsibilities for another. Setting aside a regular night for themselves is one of the few ways a modern couple can connect, and they must take this night to recharge their relationship or it will not survive.