How do you keep the romance alive in your relationship when you have young children?
It’s a headline I feel I could have written (oh, hang on. I did) Regardless, what I mean is that with three children under five and a six month old who wakes hourly, you can trust me when I say there is not a whole lot of romance happening in my house at the moment.
Don’t get me wrong. I adore my husband and he seems to be quite fond of me. He is my best friend and is easy on the eye but by the time the day is done and the kids are in bed it’s almost a race to see who falls asleep on the couch first. Romance unfortunately comes a very distant second to parental survival right now.
So how exactly do you keep the romance alcove when you are ruled by small people?
Well, one parent took to Reddit searching for the answers. Unlike me however (don’t worry hubby) she says that she feels like herself and her partner are drifting further apart and is seeking advice on how to get the spark back.
Taking to the popular site, user yahthatgirl says more and more she is feeling disconnected from her partner, a situation she feels is not being resolved by talking.
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“I just feel like we are drifting apart. Every day after work and putting the kids down, all we have between us is frustration and distance. I try to have conversations and everything he has to contribute ends up just pissing me off." she says "We've had long heart to hearts about what's going on between us. We come up with things we can or need to change but I am just so emotionally exhausted at the end of every day, I just can't figure out how to be a better wife."