When you become a parent, you suddenly have incredible demands placed on your time and energy.
Between dirty diapers, midnight feedings, laundry, and arranging play dates, there is always something else that needs to be done.
So the last thing you want to hear is that there’s a parenting duty you may be neglecting.
But take heart, because though it is important, this is a pleasant parenting responsibility: maintaining your romance.
Your partner is a valuable source of support, and you need to spend some time maintaining your emotional bond and enjoying your relationship. Having a healthy relationship sets a good example for your children and makes them feel more secure.
To find time to spend with your partner, consider exchanging baby sitting time with friends to get some alone time [Shared Parenting]. Try to plan an evening together, whether you are enjoying a quiet dinner out or just sharing the grocery shopping.
Nap times are a natural for a quick cup of coffee and some diverting conversation. Whatever you do, do not make the mistake of thinking that maintaining your relationship can wait until the children are older. Your happiness as a couple, and as a family, is too important to postpone.