There’s a me in time

The Weekend Australian - Magazine - - INBOX -

The cou­ples whom nov­el­ist Mar­ian Keyes de­scribes in her new book The Break ap­pear to be child-free (“Peak in­se­cu­rity”, Sep 16-17). This is not to say that kids nec­es­sar­ily mit­i­gate against a de­sire to “go solo” – on oc­ca­sion they may even catal­yse this process. But chil­dren can act as a pow­er­ful ad­he­sive, bind­ing cou­ples to­gether more strongly and deeply to pro­duce some­thing more ful­fill­ing. My wife and I well ap­pre­ci­ate how crit­i­cal me-time is for our re­la­tion­ship. The “breaks” don’t have to be sub­stan­tial, just mean­ing­ful and reg­u­lar. Rather like the sex, in fact…

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