Beyond Roommates

  • Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW
  • Series: Dear Rosa

“It is like we are roommates. We don’t fight, we get along, but something is still missing from our marriage.” I have heard this remark time and time again in the therapy room from couples who feel something is missing. The relationship may have started off strong but somewhere among the busyness of life, the relationship got off track.

Marriage was designed to be beyond roommates – but it takes work and commitment. It takes prioritizing the relationship above all other horizontal relationships. It takes carving out time for one another to share hopes, dreams, fears, tears and laughter. With God, it is possible to have a marriage that is beyond roommates, and is mutually fulfilling.