When you're newlyweds, you and your husband could jet off together at a moment's notice. Enjoy a last minute romantic dinner at your favorite cozy restaurant. Head to a late night movie. Stay in bed all day together on Sunday watching TV (and doing other things). But when you commit to parenthood, things change rapidly.Read Full Story
Motherhood. With all of its joys and successes come endless responsibilities, chaotic schedules and a generally hectic atmosphere. Given the copious amounts of energy this job demands, there is a tendency to elevate children to 'highest priority' status in a family. But, where does that leave your marriage?Read Full Story
Many a married couple will tell you that having kids kills the romance, and in many cases parenthood puts intimacy on hold. There are mouths to feed, diapers to change, school to think about and little dancers, hockey players and gymnasts to pick up from various classes – who has time for romance?! But all is not lost where love and parenthood are concerned. We have some simple yet effective strategies for balancing your relationship with raising a family.Read Full Story
Divorce affects people in many ways -- even if you aren't divorcing. You and your kids may feel empathy for those you know who are experiencing divorce in the family, and relationships with friends (even family relationships) may be severed. Watching divorce happen to people around you can trigger you to ask questions about your own marriage and family. For a child, those questions can feel scary.Read Full Story
First it's one friend, then another. Before you know it, a slew of friends have announced they are divorcing. It's like a germ that gets spread. In even the most sure, strong marriages, the end of friends' marriages can feel like a body blow. If these friends, these people you thought were so secure in their relationship split up, is there any hope for you? Should you even bother?Read Full Story
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