Welcome to The Relationship Minute. I'm Owen Williams.
One of the main reasons that couples fight is because they have been unable to navigate and negotiate the need for alone time versus together. We all want to feel close and connected but our needs around that change over time. And if one person asks for alone time and that becomes a threat to the other person, then the only way they can get alone time is to actually have a fight so that they can go off and be by themselves.
If you could see that each of you having alone time – and alone time might be with your own individual friends – or it might be off by yourself. That the person comes back larger in who they are and offering more to the relationship by having fed themselves with the alone time that they need. So learn how to negotiate alone time verses together time. Thank you for taking The Relationship Minute and remember, it's later than you think.