Be sure to stay as a couple (even with children)

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Relationships can be stifled if parents become so centered on the child that they forget to be in a relationship. The “US” of being in a relationship should not be erased. The United States is the third entity in every couple that requires care and nurturing

When couples come to see me, I will use a prop to demonstrate that it are United States, not just 2 individuals. It is important to recognize that the United States needs to grow and breathe. It’s more than the sum of its parts.

Get a babysitter and go out twice a month to remember who you are as a couple. Don’t give up on your sex life because you’re exhausted. Take the time to talk and share without every conversation about your kids.

Stay curious and interested in each other.

I ask my couples when was the last time you had fun and they looked at each other and remembered 2, 3 or 4 months. This is unacceptable. Although family fun counts, so does couple fun.

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