Ever since I was young, I knew that my life included children. I did not know how it was going to be or with whom, but I knew one day I would be called, Mom. Fast-forward, 20 plus years, and I still feel the same way. The only difference is that I am now married and have children. But if I am frank, I wish we knew how difficult raising kids was going to be before we had them.
Our 2 kids have changed our lives in many ways and have brought us joy and disappointments too. Undoubtedly, they are very important to us, and we would not change them for the world. The truth is that staying Happily Married with Children takes a lot of work and an enormous amount of commitment.
How to Be Happily Married with children?
For my husband and I, being parents, is a never-ending job that requires frequent training. What do I mean? I mean that when we think we have it all figured out a new challenge comes our way and we must re-think our approach. Consequently, the only way to be good parents and stay happily married is to:
- Be Patient
- Communicate A LOT
- Have Mutual Respect
- Understanding Each Other
- Prioritize Couples Time Alone
- Appreciate the Little Things
- Choose Which Battles to Fight
- Be Flexible and Open Minded
- Laugh Together & Have Fun
The truth is being happily married with children might present its shares of challenges along the way, but it will also bring you the most JOY in life. The only way my husband and I have been able to stay happily married is by focusing on our marriage. We have always been open about our relationship and how our family has and is affecting our marriage.
Remember this, your family and life aren’t perfect, and either is the person next door. Concentrate on improving your family life and avoid comparing to others. Make the changes required to enhance your marriage and provide your family with the best gift possible – A Strong Loving Family & Home.