It took Peter and Leslie, married four years, by surprise. It was a vague discomfort, a yearning for time alone and personal space, that led to tensions and their fighting over minor things.
No, they weren’t quarantining at home from the coronavirus. They had recently moved into a small starter home in a distant suburb of Philadelphia.
New to the area, they had few friends and, thanks to long commutes, little free time. While they enjoyed their evenings and weekends together, they found themselves craving time to themselves. “What we finally did was to build a little retreat in the basement to which each of us could escape when we wanted time alone,” Peter remembers, decades later. “It really cut down on the fights and allowed us to enjoyRead more on psychologytoday.com