The NYT is Good for Something, Or Why I Got Roses Just Because

Newsflash: The New York Times still serves a valuable purpose in the lives of ordinary Americans.

My husband came home one day this week and presented me with a lovely bouquet of flowers. Why? Just because…

He explained he was reading this article about how children increase marital tensions and he just wanted to let me know that he appreciates me and all I do for our family.

The articles discusses how children bring happiness, but they can also bring stress into your relationship with your spouse.

My husband and I love each other, and we adore our children. Sometimes all of the juggling of doctor’s appointments, and household chores, and daily routines on top of our careers can become overwhelming. It is definitely important to have a reminder now and then that we need to set aside quality time for each other.

How about you? Do children bring couples closer together? Or did you have more time and energy for your mate before the babies?

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One comment

  1. leaner says:

    I have to say, because my husband and I married AFTER the first baby (having a rocky relationship with a pregnancy in the middle of it) that we have never had any time to ourselves.

    Now we struggle (or at least will when he gets home from deployment and did before he left) to find time for each other. We struggle to find things we both enjoy. But he knows how hard I work in the home, he appreciates it. This article points out his BIGGEST reason for not wanting another baby. Which has now become our biggest source of tension.