How to Make Your Marriage Thrive After Adding a Baby to Your Family – A Guest Post By Dr. Stephanie Steele

Dr. Stephanie Steele is a friend of mine from the Twitterverse – she is a licesnsed marriage and family therapist, wife of a news anchor and mama to the most adorable little girl! You can connect with her for great tweets and information about healthy marriages on Twitter @drstephsteele.

“First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage.” What does this silly jingle reveal? The order of what your priorities should be in your family. As a marriage therapist, I am used to telling this to all of the couples I see with mixed reviews. Many clients reveal that it seems impossible to put marriage before our children. In fact, I’m fairly sure we are genetically disinclined as a species to put our capable, adult spouse before our helpless, vulnerable children. But I don’t mean ignoring your crying or hungry kiddos to get your husband the TV remote. Putting your marriage first means making an effort to ensure the relationship continues to be well nourished and full of love, appreciation and sacrifice...Continue reading at The Mommyhood Project

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