PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- It's September!
School, season change--we're just busy.
That can be tough on our core relationships. We can lose touch.
Therapist Jack Burke has three ways conversations can rescue us.
1. Ask questions that require personal answers. " What are you looking forward to in your day?" " What are you dreading?"
2. Few of us have any energy left at night (especially after sitting in the car, in the dark, waiting for someone to get out of practice, etc.) Try a morning 10 minute ritual. Before you get the kids up, grab the coffee and chat about your day.
3. Coming home at the end of the day, make it a point to collect one story from your day. What you saw. What someone did. A statement as simple as, "I saw a deer eating crab apples" can make you both feel connected.
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