Getting mired down in details
Couscous or quinoa for dinner? House of Cards or True Detective? Relationships are all about negotiation, but hashing out every tiny decision can leave little room in your lives for conversations that count, warns Gilda Carle, Ph.D., a relationship expert and author of Don't Bet On the Prince. An idea: Use a couples app like Avocado, which lets you keep running lists, chats, and calendars that each of you can check during downtime, so you don't feel like you have to make a million decisions the second you finally reconnect in person.
Putting the kids first
Every so often, a public figure sparks a major outcry when she admits to prioritizing her spouse above her kids, but that's usually because people are confused as to what exactly doing so entails. "It doesn't mean that your kids are second-class