He likes it when I sit while he practices music.
We often exercise 'together' on Saturday mornings: Him with a running buddy and me on my own at a much slower pace - but we ride together, cross paths and end together.
He enjoys the camaraderie of watching sports together.
When we do errands together, it feels like less of a chore.
Being together, even when it seems unnecessary has provided many moments of laughter, bonding, opportunities to share, discuss and explore.
Obviously, it isn't always possible. Yet I can tell it makes a difference in our connectedness when I make the effort to be with him. Women tend do bond by feeling together, talking, processing. Men bond through participation. Deep, emotional conversations aren't part of my average day, and that's not what connects my man to me. Intentionally being together in the big and small things connects us in very practical ways and provides to space for the more touchy-feeling conversations to happen.
Each day I do my best to allow time for just Mr. Wonderful. Often it's after the little children are in bed and the teenagers have retreated to their rooms to do
What do you do to connect with those you love? Is it hard to avoid the feeling that you're moving in the same circles but at opposite directions. What makes you feel valued and do those in your life know that?