It’s no secret that being busy in today’s society is somewhat of an Olympic sport. We commit much time to building careers, raising children and giving back to our community.
With all the external demands and expectations we place on ourselves, we can often forget to devote a little bit of time to ourselves and our partners. When we don’t take the time to talk and listen to our partners, the cracks can begin to show and our relationship becomes another thing to throw into your stress bucket.
Communication is the key to any relationship – mother and daughter, employer and employee and also you and your spouse. Some of us are great communicators, but just don’t have the time to stop and listen or ask for what we need.
There’s a myriad of tools and methods to help create time to spend fostering the ‘best friends’ part of our relationships. Some of us schedule monthly date nights where the kids go to the in-laws and you order take-out. Others book short romantic weekends away, to really create space to reconnect this is where we think the beauty happens.
A short weekend getaway is effective because it removes us from the domestic day to day list of jobs and takes us to a place where there is novelty. Why is novelty important? Because it helps bring out our inner child and rekindle the ‘best friends’ within.
The Frames has been created exactly for this reason, to provide a space that is unlike your day to day life. A positive and private space to enable you and your partner to love, learn and listen.
Over a dinner prepared by a private chef, you can reminisce about your best and worst dates you’ve had together. You can talk about your dreams for your children or your own aspirations of career change.
Share with each other what you need, whether it is extra support around the house, or a commitment to regular romantic escapes. We have to remember our partners are not mind readers. You have to communicate in order to regain balance and remove spite.
What are you going to do for your relationship today?