Neglected spouses and busy partners; things to work out

Neglected spouses and busy partners; things to work out
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Neglected spouses and busy partners; things to work out, The face of urban India is constantly changing; gone are the days when women would stay in the confines of kitchen and raise children

The face of urban India is constantly changing; gone are the days when women would stay in the confines of kitchen and raise children. Men and women now take up the cudgels in equal measures to earn their place in life and society. High powered corporate jobs, domestic responsibilities, striving to be equal in all aspects; with such strong overtones ruling the urban population, there is a threat when either of them takes a sabbatical to be a parent or stays home for domestic purposes. The chances of one spouse being neglected and the other super busy leads to some disastrous outcomes if not managed properly.

Therapists and psychologists all over the World now constantly try to counsel their clients for the need of work life balance. Here are few things that one partner can do for the other in times of busy schedules and declining personal life. These gestures may be simple, but they contribute immensely for the greater good of a relationship.
1.Catch a movie – Remember the good old days of our parents when they would often step out for a cinema after a 9 to 5 job? This is a feel good act, as it brings together two busy souls totally lost in their daily line of duties. While the men would go to work and women do the chores in the golden days, watching a film together often recreates the magic of a spousal relationship. A time tested technique that works!
2.A mid- week lunch or dining – Try and plan a peaceful lunch or dinner with your partner or spouse in between the busy schedule. As impossible as it sounds; it is actually quite possible. Look at your week’s itinerary, identify the days where the schedule can be flexible and jump right at it. This gesture sends in a great empowerment to yourself and your partner, making you both feel in charge of the relationship.
3.Weekend getaways – An absolute must in these trying times. Planning weekend getaways with spouse and children creates a positive shift towards two things – work life balance and personal interaction. Getting away to a resort or a park will make time to interact with your loved ones; something that you really cannot afford otherwise given the deadlines at work and home.
4.Communication – In the world bombarded with social media, whatsapp and skype, try and use the same tools to actively communicate with your partner. This makes way for uplifting spirits in a positive way, staying in touch all the time. However, make sure that you are not addicted to the virtual medium!
5.Be optimistic – Relationships will see ups and downs, learnings and revelations. Just be there and wait patiently when things are going out of hand. Have that uncomfortable talk when required so that life doesn’t go completely south.
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