4 Tips To Make Your Relationship Work
- The Couple vs. the Kids. We are always striving to be the best parents in town and somehow our relationships fall by the wayside- people think they can’t be an amazing parent and an amazing spouse- I disagree. It’s about respecting yourself and remembering that you matter too- your relationship matters too.
- Put you first. Yes, our kids are the apple of our eye but always remember what we are told on the airplane- we must put our oxygen mask on first before attending to our children. If we don’t attend to our happiness and the happiness of our relationship, no one will be happy- not us, not our relationship and not our kids.
- Plan time for your relationship, don’t just squeeze it in. It’s ironic that relationships get pushed to the side- after all, your relationship is the reason why your kids exist today. The importance that you put on your children’s busy schedules- that same importance should be placed on your relationship.
- Have date nights regularly. I grew up with parents who had date nights. They modeled mutual respect, love and adoration for one another. It was inspiring and it made me feel good. I always vowed that I would do the same with my relationship. It’s important to get away from the chaos of parenthood and return (for at least the length of the meal) to YOU … to your relationship- it’s important to remember that we know how to relax and have fun together.
No one ever said that balancing parenthood and “Relationshiphood” is easy, but if you could just spend a little more time investing in and focusing on your relationship, the benefits (for ALL) are ever-present and priceless.