One of the things I do with couples in my practice is to teach them how to build quality time together in their marriage or relationship. I’m the first one to tell a couple how important it is to spend time alone together on a regular basis. Having said that, I also believe that building in alone time for each individual is crucial. Spending some time apart from your mate gives you the chance to know you better and bring a more interesting person back to the relationship. Whether you take some time away to renew your body, mind, and soul, or you want to keep up on a hobby that you enjoy, spending time apart from your mate is something I look at as a positive rather than a negative. To learn more about the benefits of time apart from your mate, click here.