Understand the importance of friendships in your life and what you can do to develop and nurture friendships. Kimberly Hershenson , a New York City based relationship therapist, told me, "Woman often think jealousy is a sign of love. Depending upon the type of career, it's possible he may rarely be at home, his job is his first love, or he may be seeking a wife but not necessarily a marriage. And many of us have been taught to believe that the bigger the package, the better that sex life will be.
By enjoying your own interests and pursuits you will have much more to talk about and add a dynamic spark to your time together. Sitting together watching TV and scrolling through your phone is not making the most of your time. This may sound silly, but missing each other even just for one day can offer a lot to your relationship. Be certain you know which type of relationship you are looking for, before you invest time and energy into your commitment.