Your love for your partner is undoubtedly so strong. After all, you’ve got married, and you now have a baby. I’m sure you thought your marriage is the highest priority, and seeing your spouse is enough to make you feel safe and happy.
But not anymore! When you have a baby, priorities change without your control. The baby becomes the number one priority. No matter how much you love your spouse, your baby will always come first, which is a natural thing. After all, love is sometimes beyond our control. Your spouse is still much loved, but not as much as the baby. If they had to compete, your baby will always win your heart nine times out of ten.
The deep love you have for your baby comes from the sense of responsibility and the desire to keep your baby fed, safe, and happy. That’s what mother instincts are all about; a strong desire to love your baby with everything you’ve got. But you have to remember that keeping a great relationship with your spouse is also necessary for their growth. Babies are more likely to grow up to be healthy people when they are raised by loving parents who love each other and care for each other. For your baby to develop emotionally and mentally in a healthy way, you have to do your best to keep your marriage strong.
Here are 4 Tips to Keep Your Marriage Strong After Having a Baby
Acknowledge your spouse for the good things they’re doing well.
The first tip on how to keep your marriage strong after a baby is about gratitude and acknowledgment. Your spouse is surely sacrificing a lot for you and your baby. That’s their duty, which can go unappreciated explicitly because there’s no strong need for that. But, your spouse would surely find it quite heartwarming when you acknowledge their efforts at making life a lot easier for the family.
Saying thank you is not very hard. Also, there are many ways to show gratitude and acknowledgment. A back massage, for example, is a good starting point. I’m sure you know what makes your spouse know that you appreciate them, please do that!
Go on dates regularly
Dates have the potential to refresh your relationship because they bring back the memories of how you met your spouse and what made you both fall in love with each other.
Having date night can be quite refreshing to your relationship. You can hire a babysitter to take care of your baby while you go out with your spouse on a date and have some quality time together like in the old days.
Take time to cuddle from time to time
Cuddles is magical if you asked me. All you need to get a boost of love for someone is a big hearty hug. Hugs make our brains release the happy hormones that make our bodies feel relaxed, while at the same time they make us love one another more.
A simple thing such as a hug can have lots of benefits on you and your spouse to keep a happy marriage after having a baby.
Continue to do things you enjoy doing together
I’m sure there are plenty of activities that you love to do with your spouse to kill time or to bond before having your baby. Perhaps it’s exercising together or playing games, whatever it is, don’t stop doing that just because you have a baby now.
Remember that your baby is the product of your love, the love that you built together by enjoying stuff with one another. To keep that love happening, you have to revive the activities that you love to do with your spouse.
Good luck keeping your marriage just as strong after having your little angel as it was before! Remember to have fun with your spouse!