Balancing Marriage and Children: Making your relationship a priority

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Balancing Marriage and children can be tough, but is doable!  Making your relationship a priority will benefit your whole family #relationships #parentingtips #relationshipadvice

Having children can be a pivotal, and much desired, step in your marriage.  Growing a family is a top priority for many people.  While there is so much joy when it comes to parenting, it is easy to find yourself putting your relationship on the back burner.  Balancing Marriage and children can be tough, but it is doable!  Making your relationship a priority will benefit your whole family in the long run. 

Losing the focus on your relationship can happen in any situation.  Whether you work out of the home, stay at home, or work from home, this type of burn out is something to keep an eye on.  With just a little extra effort from the two of you, your relationship can be as sizzling as it ever was! Check out this relationship advice.

Balancing Marriage and Children: Making your relationship a priority

That being said, you should never stay in a relationship that has become dangerous or abusive.  According to Matthew Hand, a domestic violence lawyer in Denver, “every minute nearly 20 Americans are abused by their partners…”

However, if your just looking to reignite that spark, there’s plenty of room for growth! Check out these simple ways of balancing marriage and children, while making your relationship a priority!

Balancing Marriage and children can be tough, but is doable!  Making your relationship a priority will benefit your whole family #relationships #parentingtips #relationshipadvice

Communication is Key!

Though no relationship is perfect, communication is the key to making your relationship great. When problems occur, don’t let it fester. When people allow their problems to build up, they often in arguments and yelling. Communicate with your loved one. Let them know how you’re feeling and get an update on their feelings as well.

Open communication does take trust and allowing yourself to become vulnerable.  While many people can verbally express their emotions, others cannot. One way to get around this discomfort is to write it down.  Pen a letter to your loved one and let them know how your feeling.  You can also put in that letter that you were struggling to be able to speak how you feel. 

Balancing Marriage and children can be tough, but is doable!  Making your relationship a priority will benefit your whole family #relationships #parentingtips #relationshipadvice

Also, don’t be afraid to talk about good feelings too!  If your spouse does something that you appreciate or admire, let them know.  Giving compliments can go a long way!

Staying happy in a relationship takes effort. Consciously decide to work at Making your relationship a priority

Making Time for Each Other

As parents, we often find ourselves busier by the day.  Between schools, doctors appointments, sports, and clubs, it’s no wonder we forget to take care of ourselves!  Even so, balancing marriage and children means you have to make time for each other.  Sometimes, it’s just finding five-ten minutes a day with each other.  Other times, it’s getting away as a couple for a night or weekend.   Here are a few ideas for making your relationship a priority!

Start a Hobby Together

Watching your partner learn how to do something new can be very intoxicating. Your partner will seem smarter and more sophisticated, even if they’re not very good at the new hobby. It’s exciting to watch people try to stretch themselves and learn new things.  Ideas you can try are learning how to cook, attending a painting class, hiking, or learning a new language together.  

Sometimes relationships feel stale because you’ve been doing the same thing every day.  By learning together, you both develop new skills that can help you grow as a person and as a couple.

Go on Dates

When you and your spouse first started courting, you often went out on dates.  Maybe it was to a fancy restaurant, or just to the park or movies.  Either way, the whole time was focused on building your relationship as a couple.

Now that you have kids, that doesn’t mean these alone times together aren’t needed anymore.  On the contrary, you need these dates even more now!  Find a babysitter that fits your families needs and schedule a fun date night for the two of you. 

Use Routines For Your Benefit

Making time for each other can be tough, but it is doable!  When you have children, you develop routines and structure to benefit them. Make it a stay at home date by planning a night around those routines. 

Have a fun dinner with the family and then put the kids to bed. That way, you can watch a steamy movie with some wine and snacks. Or you can go star-gazing. Hang out in the backyard on a cloudless night and make smores. That way, you and your spouse can spend some uninterrupted time together every night!

Balancing Marriage and children can be tough, but is doable!  Making your relationship a priority will benefit your whole family #relationships #parentingtips #relationshipadvice

Balancing Marriage and Children: Making your relationship a priority

With the right amount of time and effort, your marriage can continue to grow even while parenting your children!   

Asia Mayfield

Asia Mayfield is a full-time writer living in Las Vegas. A mother of two and a dog lover, Asia spends her time doing freelance work for a variety of publications.

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