Eye-Rolling Is a Predictor of Divorce + 12 Other Things to Know About Marriage

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Ada Calhoun on Jun 8, 2010 at 9:19PM

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Kids' Effect on Marriage

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a Ada Calhoun on Jun 8, 2010 at 9:35PM

Children are a blessing, but as you show in this book, they are really rough on a marriage.

 

It's hard to talk about, because our children bring us so much joy. Overall, children enhance our life. But they do bring a lot of challenges to a relationship. They take time and energy away from your partner. They add stress. You have disagreements over how to raise them, how to distribute childcare and chores. It's important for couples to recognize that having children is going to change your marriage in both positive and negative ways. It helps to know that this is normal.

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