Some people have made the mistake of choosing their children over their relationship. Worse, they don’t even know that they’re doing it. Parenting can be exhausting. It can really test your endurance and while you may want it all, it can be difficult to have it all. Choices need to be made and priorities assigned.
Do not make the mistake of focusing more on your children than on your relationship. Yes, children are precious little minds that you are responsible for molding into productive citizens. However, in eighteen years, they’re going to be moving out of your house and you’ll be left with a complete stranger for a spouse and nothing to say because the main topic of conversation is gone.
Your children are important but so is your significant other. Continue to make time to check in with them on a daily basis. Have date night – yes it’s cheesy but it’s also important. Stay connected to your partner through common interests (no, the children do not qualify as a common interest). Remain a couple, even within a family.