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Do you and your husband spend your alone time talking about the frequency of your baby’s projectile vomiting? Can you and your boyfriend find – at any hour, any night of the week – an episode of Law & Order to watch? Are you having “Eight-Minute Missionary Every Other Tuesday” sex? Could be you’ve fallen into a relationship rut. And you know the old saying: the only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth of the hole.
We’re not stuck, you say. We’re just comfortable. Maybe so. “One couple’s rut may be your fun evening,” says Dr Pepper Schwartz, sociology professor at the University of Washington, US. “The question is, how does it feel?” If you’d rather do housework than each other, you’ve got some digging to do.
I don’t have time, you say. No worries, we brought a shovel. Here’s how to rescue yourself from the five routines that plague couples most.
Apr 27, 2012