Your marriage (or your adult partnership) is the foundation upon which your entire family is built. If your relationship is strong, your family will be stronger. Your life will be more peaceful. You’ll be a better parent and quite simply, you’ll have more fun in your life. Even if you believe this, it can be hard to put your adult relationship in the position of importance it deserves. Yes, being a parent can get in the way of your relationship, but you don’t want to let it flounder until the kids are older and you can ‘get around to it’!
As the chief director of your family’s universe, you’re the pulse-point of the home. But if that means you’re struggling under the mantle of an unforgiving schedule, now is the time to re-evaluate. Your health depends on it.
Date night is one of those things that - like most couples with small children - we never do enough of. A lot of the time we send the kids off to ‘Camp Grandma’and then sit and watch Netflix. Not a bad way to spend time together sans kids, but not the best way to use a night of freedom. No more! It’s time to spice things up a little. If your date nights are dull, here are 25 ways to get your groove back this Spring.
Would you believe that the boring moments in your life could be the key to marital satisfaction? According to therapist and researcher, John Gottman, Ph.D., the key to making your relationship last is to connect over the mundane stuff of life. Gottman provides a practical roadmap on how to do this well in his book, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, co-authored with Nan Silver.
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