Tu B’Av, the 15th day of Av, is often referred to as the Jewish Day of Love. The Mishnah describes the happiness of the day, as women sought out spouses with a sense of sisterhood and hope. Seeking a spouse and finding love is certainly to be celebrated, but it is through continued strengthening and investing that the relationship will continue to thrive. On this Tu B’av lets focus not just on finding love, but keeping it vibrant.
The perpetual juggle of life responsibilities can be a tremendous source of stress for many. There are only so many hours in the day, and it can feel like there is never enough time to take care of all the items on your to-do list.
And it’s so easy for your relationship to fall to the bottom of the list- or not be on the list at all- as other things feel more pressing. Kids. Job. Finances. School. Community. Caregiving. The list goes on. [Read more…]