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What was your partner's day like?
Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD posted:
Sharing experiences and frustrations at the end of the day helps couples relieve stress and feel closer. Sometimes it backfires because of poor timing or a partner offering unsolicited (and unwanted) advice. Also, sometimes partners don't appreciate the value of just listening; they don't appreciate how this seemingly simple activity sends a message of love and support.

What have your experiences been in regrouping at the end of each day? Has it fostered closeness and offered stress relief? Or, has it caused extra tension?

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tlkittycat1968 responded:
I always ask DH how his day went and he'll ask how my day went. Even if he wasn't working and was home with the kids, I'll ask how his day went.
Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD replied to tlkittycat1968's response:
Do you find it helpful? And, if there have been times when you've gotten out of the habit of doing it, have you found that something is really missing?

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