We totally agree!
Momlogic's Julie: A quote from Jennifer Lopez caught my eye this morning.
"What people don't talk about, which is interesting to me, is how you have to put as much work into your relationships as you do into anything else," says Lopez in Latina magazine's February issue. "We put so much into our careers ... but there's also a lot of work that goes into making a successful partnership and marriage. It's not easy.
I totally agree with that.
I have been married 12 years, since I was 26. I was a sex and relationship writer for much of our marriage, which meant I was always trying out the latest tip or trick on my hubby ... all in the name of research. But I believe my marriage benefited from all of these experiments. It forced me to try new things and spice things up. And that was a good thing.
Since having our second child six years ago, we have had a weekly date night. That has really helped us stay connected as a couple, too. Many other moms I know think I'm crazy for having a weekly date night, especially when times get tight financially. But, for me, this is a necessity. It would be one of the last things I'd ever cut from our budget because to me it is as important as heat or electricity. (Well, almost.) It puts the heat and electricity back in our marriage!
I'm not saying my marriage is perfect by any means. (Whose is?) But I do work very hard to keep the lines of communication open and to show my husband that I love and appreciate him every day.
Do YOU think marriage takes hard work? What do you do to keep the passion alive? Share your secrets below so other moms can benefit!