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Time Spent Together

"Successful relationships require quality and quantity time together."
- James P. Marshall

"Love is a four-letter word spelled T-I-M-E."
- Unknown

Couples who are courting or engaged to one another usually find a way to spend as much time together as possible and they usually find that time to be enjoyable. Once you get married you will take on some new roles and you may have different obligations that require more of your time. More time may need to be focused on school or employment, and if children become a part of your marriage they require a serious time commitment as well. Although you may not be able to spend as much leisure time together after you are married as you did before, it is important to continue nurturing your relationship through quality and quantity time.

A willingness to spend both quantity and quality time together is a key to a healthy marriage. It is difficult to develop and maintain a quality relationship when you consistently limit yourself to only a few minutes together.

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