Spend a week switching roles with your partner. This will give you a new perspective and appreciation for your partner’s contributions

Whether you loathe or enjoy household tasks, they need to be completed. The distribution of who does what can have a significant impact on your relationship. The responsibility of household tasks falls on both partners, even though one partner might accomplish “more.” As individuals we take on certain household tasks based on interest, ability, or … Continue reading Spend a week switching roles with your partner. This will give you a new perspective and appreciation for your partner’s contributions

When you become more aware of which tasks you and your partner complete, you can evaluate the quality of the distribution

Roles are most likely already assigned in your relationship: someone takes out the garbage, someone else does the laundry, etc. But do you know every chore your partner does to contribute to the entire household? Probably not. There are household tasks we complete routinely that go unnoticed. When you become more aware of which tasks … Continue reading When you become more aware of which tasks you and your partner complete, you can evaluate the quality of the distribution

By reevaluating your roles you may find you enjoy the status quo, or you might uncover some previously unknown resentment

Ensuring reasonable distribution of household tasks can strengthen your relationship, but becoming aware of what roles both you and your partner have distributed is key. It is normal to evaluate the fit of those roles periodically. By reevaluating, you may find you two enjoy status quo, or you might uncover some previously unknown resentment. Do … Continue reading By reevaluating your roles you may find you enjoy the status quo, or you might uncover some previously unknown resentment

Do you know every task your partner does to contribute to the entire household?

Roles are most likely already assigned in your relationship: someone takes out the garbage, someone does the laundry, etc. But do you know every task your partner does to contribute to the entire household? Probably not. There are household tasks we complete routinely that go unnoticed. When you become more aware of which tasks you … Continue reading Do you know every task your partner does to contribute to the entire household?

To ensure a distribution of household tasks that strengthens your relationship, become aware of what roles both you and your partner have

Whether you loathe or enjoy household tasks, they need to be completed. The distribution of who does what can have a significant impact on your relationship. The responsibility of household tasks falls on both partners, even though one partner might accomplish “more.” As individuals we often take on certain household tasks based on interest, ability … Continue reading To ensure a distribution of household tasks that strengthens your relationship, become aware of what roles both you and your partner have

Consider documenting your parenting interactions with your children and your relationship satisfaction: The results may be alarming

Acknowledging how parenting can affect your marriage is the first step to minimising any negative impact. But secondly, understanding each other’s parenting style, this is where true collaboration and support in each other’s parenting efforts can make a difference. By developing an understanding of how you and your partner each parent your children, you can … Continue reading Consider documenting your parenting interactions with your children and your relationship satisfaction: The results may be alarming

What parental figures influence your child(ren) and your relationship as a parent?

Understanding each other’s parenting style is where true collaboration and support in each other’s parenting efforts can make a huge difference. Consider other parental figures who influence your child(ren) – grandparents, step-parents, co-parents, etc. How do these other “parents” affect the effort you and your partner put into parenting? Discuss how you and your partner … Continue reading What parental figures influence your child(ren) and your relationship as a parent?

How well do you support your partner as a parent?

Parenting can significantly impact the relationship you have with your partner and acknowledging this is the first step to minimising any negative impact. However when you bring in the complexity of different parenting styles, that is when the tension can rise between couples. Discuss these questions with your partner: How well do you support your … Continue reading How well do you support your partner as a parent?

An easy way to increase confidence in parenting is to work on strengthening parenting skills and receive encouragement and support from your partner

Acknowledging how parenting can affect your marriage is the first step to minimising any negative impact. But secondly, understanding each other’s parenting style, this is where true collaboration and support in each other’s parenting efforts can make a difference. Consider your relationship before and after having kids: What are the significant differences regarding communication, intimacy, … Continue reading An easy way to increase confidence in parenting is to work on strengthening parenting skills and receive encouragement and support from your partner

Understanding each other’s parenting style is where true collaboration and support in each other’s parenting efforts can make a difference

Parenting can significantly impact the relationship you have with your partner, however when you bring in the complexity of different parenting styles, that is when the tension can rise between couples. Acknowledging how parenting can affect your marriage is the first step to minimising any negative impact. But secondly, understanding each other’s parenting style, this … Continue reading Understanding each other’s parenting style is where true collaboration and support in each other’s parenting efforts can make a difference