1. Fight. Not the screaming, knock-down, drag out time, but bring up issues and hash them out.
2. Encourage each other. Support their hobbies, tell them what they’re good at, be their biggest supporter.
3. Don’t bad-mouth them to your friends (or Mom). Joking about the things that are common knowledge (like my husband’s neat-freak reputation) is one thing, but tearing them down to others is off the table.
4. Spend time together without the kids. Dinner and a movie is a lovely evening out, but even sitting together on the couch (with the TV off) will help keep you connected.
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