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Family First: Why I Don’t Put My Husband Or My Kids First

For quite some time, I have been reading articles on putting Marriage first before the kids. Although these articles make very strong points on why someone like me should prioritize her Husband before the children, I have always been uneasy with putting myself on that side of the argument; because even if I agree with the importance of a strong marriage to be able to provide better care and environment for the children, my husband and I have not exactly practiced any of the usual suggestions in the articles. For example, we rarely go out on couple-only dates, we co-sleep until now, and the kids are almost always with one or both of us. Before we had M8, it was all about me and the hubby naturally. We were together for five years before we tied the knot and married for a year when we had M8. It was six wonderful years of just him and me, learning and growing together. Sure, marriage is something that needs constant work, but we did not decide to have kids thinking that our relationship as husband and wife will still be the priority after. We went ahead knowing that it will forever change our ranking in our list of priorities – and we are in agreement with that. The articles I’ve been reading gave very strong reasonable points, but somehow whenever I put myself in that position, it makes me feel as if my relationship with my husband is separate from my relationship with my children. My children […]

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