Having taken some time for yourself will have benefitted both you and the relationship in a number of ways. First, you had an opportunity to ground yourself. From this place, you are better able to do just about anything. Second, you had an opportunity to have experiences without your partner. This makes for better conversation later on. If you both know every single thing that ever happens in your lives because you spend every moment of them in togetherness, what is there to talk about? You’ll end up like those couples that sit at a restaurant together not saying a word to each other. There is nothing left to say. Third, you had an opportunity to miss your partner. It’s easier to appreciate being with your partner if you also create the experience of being without your partner. And let’s not forget the benefits of connecting with yourself. You tune into your own essence. Who you are, what you want, what you like. After too much togetherness you can start to lose yourself. Then, what do you really have to offer your partner except a mirror image?
Once you reunite with your partner, you can create another experience of closeness. And then the whole cycle starts all over again. Don’t be afraid if your partner desires some time alone. And don’t hesitate to take some time when you need it. We all need time alone and time with others, including our partners. It is not a sign that something is wrong, but rather a sign that we are following our natural rhythms. It is not going to harm your relationship, but strengthen it.
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