How New Parents Keep Their Marriage Healthy
Growing a family is such a wonderful and joyous occasion. But for many new parents it can be hard to juggle the responsibilities of new parenthood with keeping that spark alive in your marriage.
Let’s face it…as your family grows so do your daily responsibilities. Making it tricky for new parents to spend energy and time focusing on keeping their marriage healthy.
As new parents, focusing on your marriage usually gets pushed to the last item on your to do list, if it even makes it on the list to begin with! You’re tired, need rest, and a moment of quiet. But with these simple and easy tips, you can keep your marriage healthy.
Here are simple & easy ways you as a new parent can keep your marriage healthy & strong.
Priorities change when you’re a new parent! When it used to be all of your attention was focused on the both of you…now, your attention is directed toward your sweet bundle of joy!
But here’s one super easy (with a big bang for your buck) way new parents can keep their marriage healthy. Remember this simple saying – “small & thoughtful things often.”
Small & Thoughtful Things Often!
Doing something thoughtful, small and often for your spouse can go a long way in helping keep your marriage healthy. It can help keep you emotionally connected during those times when you feel like you don’t have anything left to give.
Some examples include:
- Saying out loud to your spouse what a great parent they are
- This is especially helpful for new parents since everything is new and they are trying to figure things for the first time)
- Telling your spouse how much you appreciate all they do
- Holding a goodnight kiss on the lips for a few seconds
- A lingering kiss shows the affection, closeness and specialness you both have with only each other.
- Saying thank you or expressing appreciation to your spouse when they do something “right”
- Hug each other for a few more seconds than usual (not for any other reason other than you want comfort through an embrace)
Easy To Do & You’re Worth It!
All of these thoughtful, small things can be done often do not require an extreme amount of time or energy. They are meaningful behaviors that can have a lasting effect on your marriage.