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Putting Your Husband First

Most experts say you should prioritize your partner over your kids

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  • I strongly believe that modeling a healthy relationship for our children is the foundation on which the rest of their lives are built. My husband and I are the first example of what a marriage should be like, our interactions with one another teach our children how they should treat their future significant others and what they should expect in return. Raising them in a home with parents who clearly value one another is key to their growth into adults, who in turn form healthy bonds with their partners.

    For me this means putting my husband first. With very few exceptions, you will not find children in our bed at night. If we can only afford to take one vacation a year, we take it alone, and I feel no guilt about soliciting the help of family so that we can have a date night where we talk about anything but our children.

    In a few years, our son and daughter will leave our home, and when they do, I want to celebrate a job well done with my lover, not sit in a quiet house with a person who has become a stranger as a result of years of quietly drifting apart.

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Putting Your Husband First
Most experts say you should prioritize your partner over your kids
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