Having a baby can put a lot of strain onto a relationship. Who said life was going to be easy when you have a baby? There are a lot of sleepless nights, arguments and times where you just want to be alone for at least 5 minutes, but when you are in a relationship you are trying to juggle two things! Trying to keep your relationship going and get on with parenting life. Having a child is a blessing and makes everything complete but there are times when couples need 'alone time' or even 'date nights'.
I think having a routine with your child really helps a relationship. Even though not every routine goes to plan but in the end it will happen. Having a routine can take off a bit of stress, such as a bedtime routine (you can read more about bedtime routine here) you and your partner can spend those last few hours of the day together whilst the child/ren are sleeping.
An important thing to do in a relationship is to make time for each other. To keep your relationship alive you need to make an effort with each other. You could get a babysitter and go out just the both of you. A relationship is more than likely to die down if you both never make time for each other. Again, if you have a child a routine with the child is a good thing so you can both have time together, such as in the evenings.
You need to talk to each other in a relationship. You both need to be able to trust in each other and able to talk to each other about everything. Even a random text to each other during the day (if they/you are working or out) or even a phone call. When you or your partner come home from work, ask how each others days have been.
Going out with each other can really help a relationship. Going out to the cinema, for a meal or even out for a walk along the beach can help. It's a time both of you can catch up on each others lives that you have not been able to talk about whilst at home with the child.
TALK ABOUT MEMORIES AND FUTURE
I love taking about old memories and about the future we hope to have. I think looking back at what we used to do has helped us in a way because we have seen how much stronger we are now than what we were before. Looking through old photos and texts can be funny and a bit cringey too!
Have you got any tips on how to keep your relationship alive after a baby?