We want to hear from you about how you balance your marriage and your kids.
Fresh off our focus on married sex, we want to take a closer look at how marriage works when you add kids to the mix because … well … I didn’t want to be the one to tell you this, but (spoiler alert) that’s how sex works out sometimes.
Not all couples choose parenthood, but I’d bet that the vast majority have at least given the possibility some thought. When couples add kids to the family, there’s always an impact on the relationship. It can lead to conflict over parenting styles, it can bring them closer together as they unite around common parenting goals, it can impact their sex lives, it can impact their finances. There’s really no end to the ways in which kids can affect a marriage. It’s almost as if adding a third person (or a fourth, fifth, sixth …) to a household can somehow makes things more complicated.
This month, the Marriage & Commitment section is going to focus on that impact and we’d like to invite you to submit articles about your relationship and how kids (or the idea of kids) have impacted it. What’s the toughest part of keeping your relationship with your partner strong when kids are added to the mix? What’s the best part? Did you and your partner decide not to have kids? Why? What are some things you’ve done to keep your marriage strong after you’ve had a child? What have you and your partner learned about yourselves after having kids?
Send your articles to one of the editors for the Marriage & Commitment team:
Ben Martin, [email protected]
Heather Gray, [email protected]
Steven Lake, [email protected]
We’re looking forward to reading what you have to say!