Hug it out

No one said it was going to be easy.

Keeping communication open in a relationship sounds like an obvious statement. It’s so important and it’s something that Candice and I feel so strongly about.

Yet we slipped. And you know what? I’m sure we will slip again on this long and exhausting parenting road.

It’s just so easy to snap at each other when you are tired. Easy to think that the other could be doing more. Easy to be blind to what the other is sacrificing. Forgetting to pause and appreciate them.

The truth is, you have to work extra hard to keep your relationship healthy when you have a child. Lack of sleep, lack of personal space and lack of time will eventually take its toll.

You need to take a step back and talk calmly to your partner about what you need and how you feel. Find out how they feel.

Do that and things will get better, real quick.

Listen. Appreciate. Compliment. Kiss.


6 thoughts on “Hug it out

  1. It is so very hard somedays. It’s so important to reconnect when you can and make that a priority over a clean house or other “obligations”. Family is the most important thing we have…try not to let other things get in the way all the time.

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  2. Some days, like last night, I want to storm out of the house, slam every door on my way out, and drive and drive and drive until i just run out of gas. And so tonight, we are having date night, because we just need to sit, and talk, and listen, and kiss…thanks for this friend…

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  3. it is very hard work sometimes! Thank you for the reminders though. We are in the midst of this and finding the right balance. It has been 4 months since the birth of the babies and we are still looking for it.

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