It is important among all the pressures and demands of life that we remember to nurture our love relationships. Whether you are with the other parent to your children or your new chosen life partner, one of the most important things you can do is to keep your relationship at the top of your list of priorities.
It is so important to have a good foundation and set a good example for your children of a healthy thriving relationship. This is true whether there has been a divorce in their lives or not. We have to show our children the love and respect that they should also expect in their relationships as they get older. The love relationship sets the stage for the success of the family as a whole. We have all heard the saying about if mama isn’t happy then no one is happy, right? Well there really is a lot of truth to that statement.
An example of a strong healthy marriage is one of the best gifts that you can give your children. In order to accomplish this, however, you have to make it a priority. You can’t let the humdrum of everyday life take over and forget what brought you together in the first place. My husband and I try to have the proverbial “date night” a couple of times a month. It is really kind of cute. The kids look forward to it as much as we do because then they get control of the television and we try to leave them some kind of special treat. I think the biggest thing is that it refreshes us as a couple and we have more to put into our family. In the long run we all benefit. And, after all, the kids are going to grow up and move out. You have to make sure that you have your relationship left and that it doesn’t grow up and move out with the kids!