with Angella Dykstra
I'm a mom of three, a professional accountant, and an amateur photographer and writer. I am not a marriage expert. But my husband and I take "Til death do us part" seriously, and here I'll be sharing how we keep our marriage strong while we both do that insane work-life juggle.
Check out my Work It, Mom! profile and my blog, Dutch Blitz.
As much as my husband and I are great at communicating, sometimes we are not so great at communicating. To be honest, he is not good at communicating, as he’s more than happy to live in his little bubble of things to be done and not talk to anyone unless he has to for work.
The onus is on me to point it out (AGAIN) and remind him that he has a wife and kids who need more that a side hug and the requisite “How was your day?” He’s quick to get back on track, so there’s one point in his favor.
We’ve set some rules to make it easier to communicate.
1. Put down your iPhone.
2. I’m serious. PUT DOWN YOUR IPHONE.
3. Close your laptop.
4. Shut off the TV.
5. Sit on the couch, without any distractions. You have to talk, or die trying.
Any tips to add? Twelve years in and we still seem to be learning.
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