Maintaining a great relationship after having a baby

MAINTAINING A GREAT RELATIONSHIP AFTER HAVING A BABY:

 

silhouette photo of man and woman on cliff

credit: @Alex Iby

 

Parenthood is a big step in every couple's life. Almost all of us want to start a family with the people we love and cherish. This is a huge step and should be performed after careful consideration.

Many people believe that having a kid brings a couple closer together but the reality can be the exact opposite as well.

Maintaining a great relationship with our spouse sometimes becomes a little less important when you are raising a small child together. Many couples lose the love they have for each other in this process.

Every relationship requires sacrifice and this responsibility is heightened when you have a baby. We all want the best for our babies. While this is very admirable but more often than not, we forget to take care of our selves or our spouse when we are raising a child. This can be very damning for couples and can make them lose interest in one another after some time.

But this should not be the case, maintaining a good and healthy relationship after having a baby is one of the most important things you need to remember throughout your life. Luckily, there are many ways you can raise a happy child and also maintain your relationship with your spouse.

 

Making time for each other:

 

Credit: Văn Thắng from Pexels

This is a no brainer, it is very important to make time for each other if you want to maintain a good relationship after having a baby. Making time for your spouse should be one of the top priority of every new couple. Babies can be a lot of work so having some time where you can relax, talk to each other, and share what you have been up to can be a great way to keep the spark alive in a relationship. Every healthy relationship demands you to give attention to your spouse. Managing time for each other will help you give proper attention to each other and also treat your spouse the way they deserve to be treated.

 

Putting the baby on a schedule:

round black and white analog alarm clock

 

Credit: Insung Yoon  

This might sound like something impossible but very much necessary. You need to put the baby on a schedule if you want to spend quality time with your spouse. There are several ways you can do this. Hire a babysitter, ask a family member to help out once in a while, or make time for each other when the baby is sleeping. Putting the baby on a schedule will be very helpful in helping you maintain a great relationship with your spouse.

 Date night:

Credit: cottonbro from Pexels

 

Whether someone is married or dating, we all love being pampered by our spouse. Nothing speaks true pampering than planning a date night for the one you love. Date nights might seem cheesy after having a baby but dates nights are a great way to keep the spark alive and pamper your spouse. This will also give you the time to talk to each other and share your day's activities. Date nights don't need to be fancy, something as simple as setting up a few candles on the dinner table can make a huge difference in helping you maintain a great relationship after having a baby.

 

Show appreciation towards each other:

Credit: cottonbro from Pexels

 

There is no better love language than appreciating your spouse for the work they do. Showing appreciation towards each other keeps the love alive and helps you stay sane. Appreciation is a great way to bring a smile to the face of your spouse without actually doing much. All you need is to notice the work they put in and acknowledge their hard work. This can be a great way to bring your spouse closer to you and also make them feel content. Maintaining a healthy relationship after having a baby requires you to show love to your spouse. Something as small as a compliment can mean a lot in the long run.

 

Help each other:

Credit: Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels

 

There is nothing more important than maintaining a healthy relationship after having a baby than to help each other as much as possible. We all need help, no one is superhuman. This is why it is important to make sure that your spouse is not too overworked or burnt out from their duties. It is important to divide housework to make sure there is no conflict in the future. This is will also make you feel better and give you enough time to spend with each other and with your baby.

 

We all want to provide the best for our family. In doing this, we sometimes forget to take care of the most important person in our life, our spouse. To maintain a healthy and great relationship after having a baby, it is important to not only be on top of your baby duties but also make sure you do everything possible to make your spouse feel loved and appreciated.