Putting Your Husband First
Most experts say you should prioritize your partner over your kids
Commenter Patricia Mitchell agreed. "The husband and you can divorce and then there are your children that are left with you. Children did not ask to come into this world. Children definitely take priority," she wrote.
While I understand Patricia's point on the possible impermanence of marriage versus the indissoluble bond between a mother and child, I view my investment in my relationship with my spouse as one that is beneficial to our family as a whole. Prioritizing my husband's needs decreases the likelihood of divorce and increases the probability that our children will remain in a two-parent home.
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Another commenter points out the positive impact that comes from raising children in a home with parents who choose to put their marriage first. "Think of how many marriages fall apart because spouses stop making each other a priority and instead focus the majority of their time and attention on the children... Having a stable, happy household allows kids to simply be kids and not worry about why Mommy and Daddy are constantly fighting," wrote user Kate Richlin-Zack.