Jet lag in a relationship affects both partners equally – one feels restricted and misunderstood, while the other feels neglected. Therefore, it is important to overcome this condition quickly. But how can this be achieved? After all, you can’t adjust your jobs to fit each other’s rhythms or stop working to accommodate your partner. Talk openly with each other and tell your partner how you feel about the current situation. If you feel like you’re no longer on the same wavelength and are living on autopilot, this is a clear sign of jet lag in the relationship, and awareness is the first step to change. By becoming aware of these feelings, you can decide whether you want to do something about them. Open and honest communication plays a crucial role here. For example, you could tell your partner that you’re still feeling stressed after work and need a quick break before you can talk together over dinner. Or you can walk part of the way home to organize your thoughts and calm down instead of being uncool or unresponsive. Are you afraid of physical separation, for example if your partner spends the weekend at the health center with his best friend? Conversation can help here too. Ask yourself what worries you and why you are sad. Maybe treat yourself to a special activity this weekend that isn’t necessarily related to your usual routine. The solution to this problem (and many other relationship problems) is always the same: communicate, communicate, communicate! This way, you show how important you are to each other and don’t give a chance to jet lag.
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