I'm busy, & I travel a lot. People ask how we keep that from hurting our marriage.
My answer is authenticity & over-communication. Tricia & I are in touch everyday. We discuss nearly everything that happens & how each of us feels about it. Many of our conversations feel like therapy sessions... and that's the way we like it.
It's not perfect. Some days it borders on co-dependence. But we are committed to experiencing a shared adventure. If we can't emotionally invest in something together, I don't do it.
The relationship is more important than the mission.
Actually... the relationship IS the mission.