Why Does Your “Date Night”
Turn into “Argue Night”?
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Meet James and Marian
Twenty years into their marriage, the second for both, Marion and James were arguing every day.
Once upon a time, Marian had been looking forward to spending more time with her husband after the kids went off to college.
Well, both children are now adults and are college grads and live on their own.
The good news for Marian is she and James now live at home alone The bad news for Marian is that she and James are home alone.
They only have responsibilities for themselves and work. And they have more free time when they get home, and they have more time to enjoy each other.
One thing they both looked forward to was having more time to date. Yes, good news. They planned at least one date night per week and kept their dates.
Date night always started off with them enjoying each other. Then somewhere between the middle of the date and the ride home, they found themselves arguing about minor things. Sometimes the arguments got very serious. By the time they got home they were barely talking to each other. Sometimes James would spend the night in the guest room.
That was the bad news.
And it got worse.
When Marian went to bed alone, she found herself sobbing. She would say to herself, “Why doesn’t he listen to me? James is so stubborn, talking to him is like talking to a wall.