A recent study of couples found that 90% were less happy with their marriage once they became parents.
90%…THAT IS REALLY SCARY!
Here are some of the possible reasons for the lack of satisfaction in these marriages.
- Lack of sleep
- Fragmented attention
- Strained finances
- Disagreement over how to raise the children
- Any or all of the above
What can couples do to reverse this trend?
1. Spend time together…just the two of you…to keep the romance alive. It can be a walk in the park, a night out or just a quick lunch while the kids are in school.
2. Spend time alone…to remember who you are…you are not just a mom or dad or husband or wife. Go for a solitary walk, take a relaxing bubble bath when no one else is home or sign up for an adult education class that meets once a week.
3. Spend time touching each other…and I’m not talking about sexual foreplay…as enjoyable as that may be. 🙂 It is so important to reach out and express your love by holding hands, remembering to give a loving caress on head or cheek as you pass by and making eye contact…your eyes are the windows of your soul.
Paying attention to these three things will go a long way towards keeping the flame alive and the relationship fresh.
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