A recent research project out of the U.K. by Open University found that married couples with children had less relationship satisfaction than married couples without children. Before we go assuming children are the problem, the survey also found that—overall—women who had children, as individuals, were happier than those who had never had them. The survey does, however, remind us of the need to focus our attention back on our spouse or significant other. With children we can often feel worn out, or distracted, or spend our time running around between their events and classes. What can you do if you feel the spark has gone and you need a recharge in your relationship?
The six tips to renew and recharge:
Couples with children, or couples without children, can get into a rut and focus so much on the “how” and the “what” that they lose sight of the “who” and the “why.” Remember who this person is and why you married them, or stayed in a committed relationship with them. If you want to renew and recharge, you have the power to do it today. Try out one of the six keys and see if it unlocks a newness in your relationship.