Turning Away from Bids for Attention from Your Spouse?
What research indicates:
If you turn away from your partner more than you turn to your partner in these moments you will either build up a bond or break one down. If your spouse wants too much of your time then that is another issue that should be addressed.
Why do some people have happy marriages and others have a living nightmare? Invest in your spouse and grow in your connection. Accepting a bid for time and attention from your spouse more than turning away from them in these times will increase your shared "emotional bank account" according to Gottman Institute research. Their research concludes that without this kind of behavior couples grow apart. But with the positive turning to behaviors outweighing the turning away then a couple should expect to feel happy in marriage together. Seems simple but it is the little things that make up our lives.
Mike Rowe became famous as the "Dirty Jobs" guy on the Discovery Channel show that ran from 2005 to 2012. He's now got a show called Somebody's Gotta Do It, and he's recently been filming episodes for that show.
Over the years, Rowe has impressed people, not only with his willingness to try his hand at dangerous and dirty jobs, but for his good sense of humor and his admirable pragmatism. That was on display when he explained that the Wuhan virus will not stop him from working on his television show. He believes that the virus will do what it's going to do, therefore he refuses to give in to panic or stop living.
On his Facebook page, Rowe will occasionally answer letters from people. The most recent letter came from Darlene Gabon, who thought he was being irresponsible to continue working while the Wuhan virus is still out there:
In a recent post, you said you've been to Tennessee and Georgia, giving speeches and filming for your new show. Before th…