Becoming a parent is one of the most amazing times in your life and I don’t think that the feeling of raising children of your own could be any better, but being a parent can also be extremely draining. I mean, children require your constant attention and care and that can be a bit tiring for any person. Having babies will take over your personal and social life, but trust me it is all worth it.
Sometimes unfortunately your kids take up all of your time and your marriage could suffer because of this. A lot of the time you don’t have the time for the proper romance and quality time your spouse like you did before the kids. Well, problem solved! I am going to be sharing with you a few tips and tricks for keeping your marriage alive when you have little ones running around!
You may not get to go out on proper dates with one another as often as you may like, but try to get yourself a sitter and spend some time to yourselves every once in a while. I personally think around once a month or once every two months is a good time frame to just get away and take a little break from the parenting life. This will give you time to spend together and help relieve a bit of stress for your parenting life.
Spend Time Together After the Kids Go to Bed
If you’re unable to get a babysitter for a night out on the town, try staying up a bit later and spending time together after you put the kids to bed. This is a great time to sit down together and snuggle up on the couch to watch a movie, or have a late night dinner just the two of you.
Leave Each Other Surprises
It is always nice to know that your partner is thinking about you, so doing something as simple as surprising your partner with flowers, or their favorite meal prepared when they get home from work, it’s the little things that make you realize just how much you love them.
Keep Up Good Communication
A lot of marriage problems stem from bad communication. I think it is so important to take the time to talk to your partner on a day to day basis. Just take a few minutes out of your day to ask each other how the day went and just enjoy some talking to one another personally.
Simply having children should not kill the romance and spark in your marriage. It may take a bit of extra effort to keep things alive, but it is worth it! Just remember why you feel in love and married that person in the first place and trust me, you will want to take that extra effort to keep your marriage happy and healthy!
What other ways do you keep your marriage alive?