My husband and I recently spent a month backpacking through South America. While it was a wonderful four weeks filled with paragliding, wine tasting, hiking in Patagonia and long city walks—time that definitely reinvigorated our relationship—we were both craving a bit of space when we returned home to reality.
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"Any time you have two people in a relationship, you are going to have this push and pull of dependence and independence," says Gary Lewandowski, Chair of Psychology at Monmouth University in New Jersey and an editor at scienceofrelationships.com. "You want to blend with your partner, but you also don't want to lose your own identity."
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