7 excuses tired mums and dads make to avoid connecting with each other...
And how to avoid and overcome them.
Just remember that it took both of you to create your kids, so spare a little love for your other half, too.
Yes, looking after kids makes parents crazy-tired. But do try to connect at the end of a long day, even if it means crashing on the couch together and watching a movie, instead of doing your own thing separately.
Kids do seem to have the worst possible timing. But do try and teach them to respect you and your partner's time with each other by saying something like, "Right now it's mummy and daddy's time together. We'll be with you in 20 minutes, promise."
Your kids shouldn't be the only link that connects you and your partner.
While this may be quite true, you don't have to spend a packet to enjoy time together. Watching a romantic movie together or even having dinner at a hawker centre will still give you precious time together, to re-connect.
Mummy guilt or daddy guilt is common when you have to leave the kids behind. But do remind yourselves that spending some time away from them with just each other lets you rewind and recharge and be better parents.
This could be the case especially if your relationship is starting to show signs of wear and tear. But there's nothing like a good old talk to thrash things out and find out what your problems are. So do try to make time to have that chat with each other.
Any other common excuses we've missed out on? If you can think of any more to be added to this list, tell us in a comment below.