Giving care to a child, managing household tasks, and having a job can make it very hard to give quality time to your other half. This is the time when differences emerge and begin to damage a good married life. But giving some effort can certainly bring back the warmth and fortify the relationship you have with your husband. The tips below can help you and your spouse bond well with each other even after having a little one:
1. Don’t forget that both of you are experiencing struggles in your parenthood. While motherhood challenge your emotional and physical strength, fatherhood increases your partner’s responsibility to adequately provide for the family. In many cases, it’s communication gap that results in misunderstandings that might lead to unnecessary fights. So it is essential to talk to your husband regarding the challenges both of you face, your feelings, the think of probable solutions together.
2. Taking care and raising an infant not an easy thing to do. Make it certain that your man understands this and helps you with the handling chores in the house which were your sole responsibility before you delivered a baby. To make everything easier, share responsibilities and help each other. This helps relax both your mind and your body and also helps strengthen your marital bond.
3. Both you and your spouse may have different ways to dealing with the little one. You may be a little strict with your infant’s sleeping time, diet, and other habits, but your man may be less concerned or show laxness about these things and may simply focus on what makes your little one happy. Do not let such difference start misunderstanding and fights. It’s essential to respect each other’s parenting style. Instead of constantly opposing your spouse, it’s better to allow him to deal with his own opinion or decision. For example, if he lets the child sleep at irregular hours, make sure that you and your partner that he will be the one to take care of your baby if he or she stays up until dawn or wakes up at midnight.
4. After a baby arrives, having a special time with each other suddenly becomes very difficult. But bear in mind that intimacy, romance, and time are an important part of a happy married life. So even if you may have hard times getting intimate now that you have a baby, you could at least stay connected through lots of hugs, cuddles, and kisses to keep the romance alive.
If you are going through challenging times in your marriage now that you have a child, consider MARRIAGE Counseling Melbourne to get advice and counselling from an expert.
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