Something I have seen all my life in movies, TV shows, and in real life is mothers and fathers losing both themselves and each other after the introductions of kids into the relationship.
In some cases, their bond was never strong enough in the first place, so they divorce or they stick it out until the kids are old enough to “understand” then split. In other cases, they glaze over the issue and just carry on with their parental duties only to find out when the kids are out of the house that they no longer really know each other. At that point, it’s anyone’s guess what happens.
Every one of the above listed scenarios has the potential to cause significant emotional problems and can destroy the relationship between them. It can also spill over to the kids, even when they are adults.
This week, let’s hear your views on this issue. What do you think are good ways to keep parents’ relationships from becoming rifted? Is there a technique you personally use to ensure that you and your partner do not lose sight of each other in the madness that is being a parent? How much time should be spent continuing to work on the marriage or relationship as opposed to child rearing? Or, do you think not focusing 100% on the children is selfish?
Tell us your thoughts and views below. Do not forget the #DadsRT Twitter chat on Wednesday at 9PM Eastern, and we will discuss this topic live.