Time to Reconnect if Sleeping in Separate Beds From Your Spouse

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Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil, PhD, relationship therapist reports that the trend of couples sleeping in separate bedrooms has serious side effects to marriages and wellbeing of the individuals in the relationship.

Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil's book "Make Up Don't Break Up" is an antidote to the marital trend of sleeping in separate bedrooms. Dr. Bonnie has written in the past regarding this topic and has seen it reappear with a different viewpoint at (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/josey-vogels/couples-sleep-separately_b_1212775.html) According to the National Sleep Foundation, one in four American couples sleep in separate beds. By 2015, the National Homebuilders Association predicts 60 percent of custom-built homes will have two master suites. Read more: http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Straight-Talk-from-Dr-Phil/2 “This is a very unhealthy preference, especially when it is followed by the prediction by the National Association of Home Builders survey predicting that 60 percent of custom homes will be outfitted with dual master bedrooms by 2015. People know how to fall in love, but don’t understand the key elements to staying in love and connected. Sleeping together increases physical comfort and frequency of sex.” Dr. Bonnie Weil, known as the #1 Love Expert believes that physical closeness is the glue needed to keep couples together during conflict and rough times.

"Sleeping in separate bedrooms is a symptom of couples giving up on intimacy. Instead, couples need to have open and honest discussions about stress, fear, and bothersome habits," offers Dr. Weil.

Sleeping separately can be a triggered by disorders such as restless leg syndrome, snoring, or sleep apnea. Other sleep interruptions can arise from one partner’s television habits, late night reading with the light on, or a Blackberry obsession. Maybe one partner is an early riser, and the other one is a night owl. Fussy kids, the flu, common colds, and pets vying for mattress real estate, can add up to a bedroom appearing more like a freeway during rush hour.

“Today’s worries, stress, overdrawn checking accounts, job instability and economic woes make a good night’s sleep a priority. But, separate bedroom might just be the nail in the marital coffin. It is critical that couples bring sizzle back into the relationship to create balance during difficult times,” explains Dr. Weil, author of Make Up Don’t Break Up and accompanying DVD titled Falling in Love and Staying in Love. Both products give specific guidelines to foster emotional and physical intimacy daily.

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Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil's best-selling book, Adultery the Forgivable Sin is being re-released under a new distributor and making its appearance available in eBook format and print on Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Adultery-Forgivable-Bonnie-Eaker-Weil/dp/1587768151/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1321019076&sr=8-1). Adultery the Forgivable Sin was also made into a Lifetime Original Movie starring Kate Jackson.

Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil, PhD, is also author of the 2010 New York Times Reader’s Choice Award-winning book Make Up Don’t Break Up with accompanying DVD. Dr. Bonnie counsels couples, singles, and step families. She works with those considering breaking up, people who have committed adultery, and couples who want to strengthen their relationships damaged by resentment or unresolved anger, teaching people to “fight” to increase passion, bring back magic and restore the sizzle. Dr. Bonnie teaches Smart Heart Dialogue along with communication and connection tools, and counsel’s families and children.

Named the Best Local Therapist in 2011 by the US Commerce Association and known as “The Adultery Buster” and the “No. 1 Love Expert,” she is the best-selling author of other books like Can We Cure and Forgive Adultery?, How Not to (S)mother Your Man and Keep a Woman Happy, and Financial Infidelity: Making Money Sexy.

Dr. Bonnie was named by Psychology Today and NY Magazine as one of America's Best Therapists and is presently featured and available now on the Discovery Health/Oprah Winfrey Network documentary titled "Unfaithful" and A&E on addictions. Find her on Good Morning America's three-day series on NBC’s The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show five times, and a four day series on Fox TV regarding dating. She appears frequently on ABC, Fox, CBS and NBC News, The View, 20/20, and CNN; and is often featured in USA Today and the New York Times. Visit Dr. Bonnie at http://www.DoctorBonnie.com

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