The Critical Reason You Must Put Your Marriage Ahead Of Your Kids
Nothing in your life works well when you’re out of sync with your partner.
The great irony of modern marriage is that working toward your shared dreams often becomes the very thing that pulls you apart. Paying for that dream house requires working long hours at the office. Raising those adorable kids demands endless amounts of time and energy. The undivided attention you once gave to your partner goes right out the window.
Remember at the start of your relationship, when you only had eyes for each other?
We used to put our partners on a pedestal and organize the rest of our lives around them. It was annoying to everyone around us, but that “all about us” time served a purpose: Immersing us in the other person so that we can deeply connect. Part of that time together often included imagining an idealistic life and future with your special someone in it.
So, you said “I do” and stepped forward into that dream life together. Only, then reality happened — Marriage. Jobs. Kids.
The unfortunate reality for many couples is that the influx of kids changes everything, including the satisfaction felt about your marriage. And you’re not alone in that.