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Keeping The Relationship Alive After Kids

by Gonzalo Gomez

Relationships fail when one or both people stop focusing on each other. A lot of marriages begin to suffer when kids come into the picture. It can be so easy to let the relationship with your spouse slide into second or third position when kids are involved. If you feel that your relationship needs a bit of a jump-start, your spouse is probably thinking the same thing – it's time to do something about it!  Here, you'll find a few tips to help heat things back up in your relationship.

Take a Cabin Getaway

Hit up the grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends for help with the kids while you get away. It's time for you to focus on the relationship that brought those beautiful kids into your life. Getting away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life could be just what you both needed.

A cabin getaway, such as with Cabin Fever Resort, removes you from your title as parent and brings you back together as lovers. Pack a few bottles of your favorite wines, contact restaurants around the cabin to see about take out, load up some flameless candles, soft blankets and your spouse's favorite treats. You want to use the cabin to create an atmosphere of complete relaxation – where you can both sit back and enjoy each other.

One Date Per Month

Once you get back from your cabin getaway, you should feel refreshed and your love renewed, but don't let that feeling slip away. Spend at least one night out together without the kids per month. So many parents pour their entire self into raising the kids, but if you don't focus on your relationship, the kids will also suffer.

Family Fun

You can connect with your spouse and include the family. Get out and do stuff together – stuff that you all enjoy. Sometimes watching your spouse interact with the kids while you're out and about is enough to make you feel even closer to them. The kids will feel the love between you when you share this time together – this is nothing but good for your family – now and many years into the future.

Maintaining a healthy relationship as a parent can be challenging, but if you focus on what your needs are now and work to keep the flame flickering, your entire family will be that much better for it in the future. Invest in your relationship now and you'll be one step closer to happily ever after.